Álvaro Siza com Manuel Somoza e Manuel Solanes, Barcelona, Spain, 2011
The Llinares Auditorium (Barcelona Province), is part of a public investment in cultural facilities.
The building consists of two volumes, one for the auditorium with a capacity of 300 seats and another where are located the offices and the technical area. The volume detonated to the auditorium has three floors. In floor -1 is located the technical area and the reservoir, at level 0, is the auditorium and in floor 0 is located a scenic cabin. The second volume has two floors, the first is destined to dressing rooms, rehearsal room and a warehouse and floor areas and intended for technical and office. Among the many challenges that the project stands out the high volume of excavation, the construction below the water table that needed to resort to intense pumping.
The extensive and high containment that relies on a reinforced concrete wall with a variable-width spread footing foundation and a slab that wins a span of 18,5m.