CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
PALAU DE LES ARTS REINA SOFÍA
The City of Arts and Sciences, a cultural and entertainment architectural complex inaugurated in 1998 and designed by engineer Santiago Calatrava and architect Felix Candela, is one of the most important modern art buildings in the world. Its opera house in Valencia, the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts, was inaugurated in 2005 and has a capacity for 1481 people in its main hall.
The project included the completion of the preliminary project for bidding for stage machinery with rigging systems and large stage platforms. In rear stage, 2 side lifts of 17x4 meters for heavy vehicles and large volumes and a rear wagon were placed. A main platform of 18x18 meters was also mounted with 9 subplatforms, 8 lateral stage wagons - 4 per wing- with floor level equalization system and 4 platforms for orchestra pit. The rigging system featured automated motorized battens and auxiliary rigging systems.
Typology: Cultural Center
Location: Av. del Professor López Piñero, Valencia, Spain
Subject: New construction project Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
Services: Developed bidding designo f stage floor machinery systems and rigging
Client: Hoffend & Sons, Inc. Rochester New York
General architecture project: Ing. Santiago Calatrava y Arq. Félix Candela
Estimated area Palau de les Arts: 60.000 m2
Estimated intervened area: 15.000 m2