La Llotja theatre, Spain – Lleida Building, Mecanoo

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La Llotja theatre, España : Lleida Building

Lleida building, Spain – design by Mecanoo architecten with LABB architectura

16 Jun 2010

Book Launch “La Llotja de Lleida”

La Llotja theatre and congress centre, Lleida, Spain
2010
Mecanoo architecten with LABB architectura

Francine Houben, Founding Partner and Creative Director of Mecanoo presented the first copy of La Llotja de Lleida to Angel Ros, the Mayor of Lleida. The book is a comprehensive presentation of the design of La Llotja de Lleida starting from the winning design competition entry through to the completed theatre and conference center and includes sketches, 3D animations and drawings and photographs taken by esteemed photographers. The book was launched during the Mecanoo Garden Party which took place inside La Llotja de Lleida and on its recently completed roof top terrace with 200 Spanish and International guests in attendance.

La Llotja de Lleida, designed by Mecanoo architecten in collaboration with labb arquitectura, is one of the most prestigious projects in Catalunya, transforming Lleida into a cultural destination and providing a venue for opera, plays and congresses. The building was opened officially on March 23rd, 2010 by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain.

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photographs : Marc Vidal i Aparicio Lafotogràfica

La Llotja de Lleida Book – Ordering
The book can be ordered through:
Lunwerg Editores T. 0034934928981 info(at)lunwerg.com
Avda.Diagonal, 662-664 (7ª planta) 08034 Barcelona
Photography and images: La Fotográfica, Christian Richters, Mecanoo architecten, Labb arquitectura, Harry Cock en Llorenç Melgosa
99 pages
Prize: €29,50
ISBN: 978-84-9785-656-0

Delft, February 11, 2010

La Llotja to celebrate Its grand opening

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Photographs: Christian Richters

On March 23rd 2010, La Llotja theatre and congress centre will celebrate its grand opening to an audience of citizens, press, the Mayor Ros of Lleida and other dignitaries. La Llotja de Lleida designed by Francine Houben of Mecanoo architecten & LABB arquitectura is one of the most prestigious project in Catalunya, transforming Lleida into a cultural destination and providing a venue for opera, plays and congresses. Situated between the Seu Vella mountain and the Segre river, the building design takes its inspiration from its Spanish surroundings with earthen stone cladding and a light bathed interior with vibrantly coloured accents representing the fruits of the region. Sustainable design principles are integrated throughout La Llotja, with a large cantilever for shade and shelter from the rain, photovoltaics, thermal storage and a large roofscaped garden which also provides a city terrace for Lleida’s citizens.

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La Llotja hosted the opening of the cultural season in January, before its official opening, with the performance of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” to a crowd of over 1,000 theatre aficionados. Mayor Ros, in his speech to the public, thanked architect and founder of Mecanoo Francine Houben for the “beautiful palace”, while celebrated Belgian stage director, Gilles Deflo proclaimed La Llotja’s acoustics to be excellent, and the theatre a pleasure to work in.

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In 2005, Mecanoo won first prize and the commission in an international design competition. La Llotja is 37,500 m² with two congress halls (1,000 and 400 seats), the largest functions as a theatre as well, a congress hall with 200 seats, a multifunctional space and a lounge with a view on the old city and on the Segre river, 9,500 m2 of parking and a public square of 15,325 m2, Mercolleida office and retail of 2,591 m2. Building costs amount to 35 million euro.

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La Llotja theatre Lleida – Building Information

Client : Municipality of Lleida, Centre de Negocis i de Convencions S.A., Lleida, Spain
Architect : Mecanoo architecten, Delft
Associate architect : LABB architectura S.L, Barcelona
Contractor : Dragados, Barcelona
Structural engineer : ABT bv, Delft; BOMA, Barcelona
Acoustics consultants : Peutz b.v., Zoetermeer; Higini Arau, Barcelona

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images from Mecanoo architecten 041207

Theatre/congress centre of 37,500 m² with two congress halls (900 and 400 seats), the largest functions as a theatre as well, a multifunctional space and a lounge, 1st prize competition.

Design 2004-05
Execution 2006-10

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La Llotja Theatre Lleida images / information from Mecanoo architecten

mecanoo architecten b.v. architecture studio based in Delft

La Llotja Theatre Lleida design : Mecanoo architecten


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