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Alhondiga

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Identification

Alhondiga
169228

Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [under renovation]

Usages

court house

Facts

  • There was a proposal to build two 80 meter twin towers at the site, but the proposal was never built.
  • The building has a level C special protection category by the city hall.
  • In 1919 a fire destroyed the building and was restored a couple of years later. The building was abandoned in 1977 and has remained so since then.
  • Built at the outskirts of Bilbao, nowadays the building occupies the exact geographical center of the city.
  • This old building was formerly a wine storage facility. It combined five wine facilities scattered around the city.
  • The building's facade is being incorporated into a new shopping center and fitness center development.
  • This was the first site public authorities selected for the construction of Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. But the site was rejected by the architect Frank O. Gerhy because it was too small.

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Location

Plaza arriquibar, 56
Plaza Arriquibar 56
48008
Indautxu
Disctrict 6
Bilbao
Euskadi
Spain

Technical Data

79.43 ft
7
5
1904
1909
2007
900

Involved Companies


Philippe Starck
Ricardo Bastida

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