FIBES Exhibition and Congress Center Extension in Seville (in construction)
Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra 

FIBES Exhibition and Congress Center Extension in Seville (in construction)

Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra 

The demand for exhibition space and the addition of an auditorium for large performances required the extension of the FIBES Exhibition and Congress Center in Seville, designed by the Spanish architect Antonio Velázquez Sáseta and opened in 1989. The Sevillian Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra is the author of the expansion project, with a new building that allows increasing by sixty percent the original surface to complete a 90,000-square- meter complex. The initial project, won in a competition held in 2003, proposed occupying three plots adjacent to the original complex, defining a clover-shaped plan with three leaves. The finally executed project has an L shape and is crossed at its apex by a street. The lobby rests on a seven-meter high concrete podium. In the main front, a curtain wall supported by an aluminum structure opens the lobby to the north. A four-meter-high roof extends in the form of large metal brackets on the ends, covering outdoor areas that are perceived as interaction spaces or thresholds between exterior and interior...[+]

Cliente Client 
Consorcio Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Sevilla

Arquitectos Architects 
Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra

Arquitecto técnico Quantity surveyor
Marcos Vázquez Consuegra

Colaboradores Collaborators 
Romek Kruszewski (coordinador coordinator), Alberto Veiga, Stefan Häring, Marie Lettermann, Fabrizio Barozzi, Gabriel Verd —concurso competition—; Alberto Veiga, Stefan Häring, Laura Moruno (coordinadores coordinators), Marie Lettermann, Ana Inacio, Cristina Pérez, Inmaculada García, Magdalena Domoslawska, Martha Foss, Sandra Polonio, Jeff Geisinger, Francisco Calvo, Alberto Altini, Marcin Sapeta, Asia Jedrus, Elena Laredo —proyecto project—; Laura Moruno, Pedro Hébil, Kathia González, Nicholas Paul Veint, Christoph Haralter, Juanjo Baena, Kristian Solaun (arquitectos architects), Ignacio González, Marta Sivianes (arquitectos técnicos quantity surveyors) —dirección de obra site supervision—

Consultoras Consultants
Juan Calvo —Pondio Ingenieros—, Eduardo Martínez Moya —Edartec— (estructura structure engineering), Ayesa (instalaciones MEP), Higini Arau (acústica acoustics), Carlos García Diéguez (escenografía scenography)

Constructoras Construction companies
Heliopol, Inabensa, Acciona —UTE Fibes—

Maquetas Models
José Luis Alcoceba —Talleres Vázquez—

Fotos Photos
Pablo Díaz Fierros, Fernando Alda