VALENCIA, 

ESPAÑA

CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

PALAU DE LES ARTS REINA SOFÍA

2000-2001

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.

Technical information

 

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

Seats: 1500

Estimated area Palau de les Arts: 60.000 m2

Estimated intervened area: 15.000 m2

Year: 2000-2001

Website: http://www.cac.es/es/home.html

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