HABITABLEDESIGN / ARCHITECTURE / ART
Cordoba Congress Center
Cordoba, Spain (2001-2004)
In 2002 OMA won the competition to design a new congress center located on the Miraflores Peninsula, facing the historic city center of Cordoba, Spain. Wishing to improve on the possibilities of the original building site, OMA proposed a new and unexpected location on the peninsula. (...)
Taking its place within the urban fabric of the city, the siting of the CCC organizes the now disparate elements of Miraflores, river and historic center into a coherent urban grouping that extends the benefits of Cordoba's tourist industry to the rest of the city.
The building functions as a programmatic beam - hollowed out to accommodate public facilities; separated to accommodate auditoria; re-converging to define the hotel lobby; sliced to allow the San Fernando route to continue through from the old city, and suddenly cantilevering to mark the formal entrance to the Congress Center. Bridging the east and west banks of the river along its length, the
A series of ramps, escalators, and stairs channel the public seamlessly through the building, absorbing all circulation into a sequence of congress areas, conference halls, an outdoor auditorium, café, hotel facilities, and shops. © OMA
For the façade, standard U-plank glass has been modified into a green, bubbled material breaking the sharp southern sunlight to provide the interiors with a more diffuse atmosphere.
Project Development Team - Marta Rodriguez © OMA
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