"La Llotja de Lleida" building in Spain gets Chicago's International Architecture Award

Eptisa carried out the Integral Management of the Project

August 25 2011

Last Wednesday, the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies awarded "La Llotja de Lleida Theatre and Conference Centre" with the International Architecture Award, considered one of the most prestigious international award for this sector.

The design of this building was carried out by the Dutch architecture firm, Mecanoo. The head architect was Francine Houben in cooperation with Labb Arquitectura, from Barcelona. It was then built by the construction companies Dragados and OBRUM, and Eptisa carried out the Integral Management of the Project.

Since its inauguration in 2010, 75,000 people have visited "La Llotja de Lleida". This is a square two story building of 31,500 m2 total surface and a main auditorium for a capacity of 1,200 people, among other facilities.

In October, the Chicago Athenaeum will organize a special exhibition in Buenos Aires, which will be displayed in Europe at a later date, where Lleida's theatre will be presented, as well as the other 90 projects that also have been awarded across 30 countries worldwide.

The mayor of Lleida, Àngel Ros, said that receiving the honor was gratifying, especially as the latest award is the second that La Llotja has gained since its inauguration last year; the Theatre and Conference Centre has also received the Dedalo Minosse 2010/2011 award by the Associazione Liberi Architetti in Rome.