On March 23rd 2010, La Llotja Theatre and Congress Centre will celebrate its grand opening. La llotja de Lleida designed by Francine Houben of mecanoo architecten and Cristina Fernandez and Markus Lauber of labb arquitectura, is situated between the seu vella mountain and the segre river.

The building design is influenced by its spanish surroundings with earthen stone cladding and a light bathed interior with vibrantly coloured accents representing the fruits of the region. Sustainable design principles are integrated throughout La Llotja, with a large cantilever for shade and shelter from the rain, photovoltaics, thermal storage and a large roofscaped garden which also provides a city terrace for Lleida’s citizens.

La Llotja is 37,500 m2 with two congress halls (1,000 and 400 seats), the largest functions as a theatre as well, a congress hall with 200 seats, a multifunctional space and a lounge with a view on the old city and on the segre river, 9,500 m2 of parking and a public square of 15,325 m2, mercolleida office and retail of 2,591 m2. building costs amount to 35 million euro.



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