To convert the old tobacco factory into a contemporary culture centre the building will be opened up to the city, removing fences and surrounding walls and creating a mall where people can stroll at leisure. A glass prism will be created to give the building more visibility and provide a new perspective on the city. Tabakalera will be characterised by its transversal nature, as a meeting place between disciplines and a stimulus to innovation. The different spaces in the centre will therefore be hybrid and can be adapted for a variety of uses.
New entry points and urban zones:
The building will have three entry points, and these will generate new urban zones in turn:
-New access in the front towards the underpass, creating a large square. Access to the main hall of the Centre.
-The present entrance is consolidated, integrating it into its urban surroundings.
-New entrance at the back of the building on the first floor, via the bridge over the railway line.
List of areas
Laboratories, Spaces for projects in residence, Recording, editing and post-production areas, Media library, Exhibition rooms, Projection rooms, Multi-purpose auditorium, Restaurant, TBKafé, Mall, Basque Film Library, Instituto Etxepare, Spaces for other uses*
Further information of renewal project