Highly commended

Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

Congress centre

Murcia, Spain

December 2002
The congress centre at Murcia in south-east Spain by Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos is a generous contribution to urban life. It adds to an existing complex on the edge of the city and offers variable spaces for banquets, exhibitions and conferences. It responds to local climate (and indeed tradition) with ingenious use of courtyards that bring carefully controlled sun and daylight to the middle of the very deep plan. The jury was impressed by the simplicity and flexibility of the centre, and by its modest civic dignity.

Contact: Angela Garcia de Paredes, Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos