A full day of open doors and a concert of the Extremadura Orchestra marked the official opening, on 22 June, of the city of Plasencia’s convention center, a work of the Madrid studio of José Selgas and Lucía Cano. Completed in 2013, the building is located on Calle Luis Vélez de Guevara, outside the city, and capitalizes on a steep incline of the terrain. Containing a built area of 6,549 square meters, the faceted and emphatically cantilevered consstruction seeks to take up as little space on the site as possible. A fluted translucent skin gives people outside a view of the lighting inside. A ramp leads into the foyer, flooded with orange tones, which reaches all the way back to a mirador. The center distributes an auditorium seating 760, three conference rooms, an exhibition gallery, multipurpose halls, and a café on different levels.
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