Palace of the Arts Looks like Space Ship

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Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts is an opera house and cultural centre in Valencia, Spain. It was designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. It opened on 8 October 2005 and becoming a symbol of the cityscape of Valencia. The main building is designed with the dual intention of acting as a multi-hall auditorium and creating an urban landmark of a certain monumentality. The main Hall is at the heart of the building. The roof with 230 m. in length and 70 m. in height is the most representative part of the complex.

Developer: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias S.A.
Location: Antiguo cauce del río Turia/Old Turia riverbed
Contractor: UTE Necso-Dragados
Acoustics: Alfonso García (García B.B.M., S.L.)

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