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Alhondiga Bilbao

Conversion of old wine store into a leisure, culture and sport center.
Architects: Philippe Starck + Mecsa + Arup.


The Alhondiga (1909), which was an ancient wine warehouse designed by Ricardo Bastida, is now transformed into Alhondiga Bilbao. There is 43.000 square meters of surface area dedicated to activities that favor the love for knowledge and the awakening of cultural sensibility, which drives positive experiences in different steps of life and that contribute to the consolidation of strong values. Culture, knowledge and pleasure are all united in an innovative and multidisciplinary space – A part of life to share, to learn and most importantly, to appreciate with friends and family.

Extract of Philippe Starck project description.