Magma Arte & Congresos Tenerife, Canary Islands Building Spain

MAGMA Art and Congress : Tenerife Building

MAGMA Art and Congress, Canary Islands, Spain, design by Fernando Menis, architects

17 Sep 2012

Fernando Menis at The Venice Biennale 2012

MAGMA Arts and Congress appears as a reference point amongst anonymous buildings.

MAGMA Art & Congress: Magma Arte & Congresos Tenerife
photo © Simona ROTA

MAGMA Art and Congress, Tenerife

The semi-desert landscape around it and the proximity of the sea, an imposing presence that frames the building establishing a strong relationship between both, an impressive view over La Gomera island, are the starting points of the concept of the building.

Magma Art & Congress
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Thirteen geometrically shaped blocks emerge out from the base housing all the functions such as offices, toilets, cafeteria, etc. and creating a light movement that generates the flow of the roof, outlining the space in every direction.

Magma Art & Congress
photo © Simona ROTA

In-between these pieces there are the public spaces: hall, conference hall and congress hall, which accommodate different activities with a varying degree of division.

Magma Art & Congress
photo © Roland Halbe

Magma Art & Congress
photo © Jordi Bernadó

Fernando Menis

Fernando Menis, architect, president of the “Laboratorio” of investigation and innovation in Architecture, Urbanism, Landscape and Advanced Tourism, and professor in different International universities such as Harvard, Columbia, ESA Paris, TU Berlin, among others. Furthermore, he is a regular architecture lecturer in schools and universities all around the world.

His architectural work is characterized by projecting reason and emotion, merging green architecture with the cultural heritage and nature in every landscape, earning several awards such as the WAF Awards (this year he has been nominated once again for the WAF awards to be celebrated on October in Singapore).

Magma Art & Congress, Canary Islands:
Magma Art & Congress
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Magma Arte & Congresos – Building Information

Architects: Fernando Menis, Felipe Artengo, José Mª Rodríguez-Pastrana


FAD Awards Finalist 2006
2007 Manuel de Oraá Award 2005/06
2007 Finalist IX Biennial of Spanish Architecture, Magma Arte & Congresos
2007 Awards Nomination Mies van der Rohe
2007 Architecture Award Nomination Spanish
2007 Accessibility Award SINPROMI
2007 IX Biennial of Spanish Architecture
2008 XI Venice Architecture Biennale

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Architects: Fernando Menis, Felipe Artengo, José Mª Rodríguez-Pastrana
Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife. Spain
Use: Cultural. Concerts Hall and Convention Center
Structure: Reinforced concrete and steel
Materials: Reinforced concrete, local stone, steel
Status: Completed 1998-2005

Client: Canarias Congress Bureau Tenerife Sur S.A.
Site Area: 27.784,47 m2
Total Constructed Area: 20.434,44 m2
Cost: 28.962.181 €; 1.417,32 €/m2

Magma Art & Congress
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Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, southwestern Europe – Atlantic Ocean

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