Music Hall in Benitachell

The oldest in the place

El Poble Nou de Benitatxell call for a competition for a new cultural center with a music hall for 300 people as the main element of the building. On the competition plot lives a magnificent ancient Ficus tree that becomes the center piece of the proposal.

The walls of the new building embrace the old Ficus tree, and in their falling back they create a public space in which the majestic tree stands against the background. An unexpected square appears, of great character and clearly to become a node for the activity on the town center, now giving the possibility for a meeting point, entertainment and restaurants. The architecture builds a place in which the lead is not the building itself.

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The movement of the walls gives room to the placement of the main staircase accessing the music hall in a space of dramatic volume thus creating a unique outdoor profile, and a pleasant experience through the openness and views on the inside. A precisely placed cut dropping unnecessary square meters, in an almost direct transposition of the space required for communication.

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Iterare estudio + Estudio VVV

Architecture, interior, urban lanscape

Dotacional, cultural center, music hall, cafe, square, public space


Benitachell, Valencia

Ayuntamiento de El Poble Nou de Benitatxell and Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Alicante

Competition proposal