Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, 1992-1997


Location: Playa de las Canteras. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


Project Coordinator: Carles Díaz

Project Manager: Agustín Juárez and Marcos Roger

Structure: Enric Torrent

Quantity Surveyor: Cesáreo Tiestos

and Marcos Martín

Acoustics Lothar Cremer

Lighting: Pierre Arnaud

Glazier: Pere Valldepérez

Sculptor: Juan Bordes

Landscape: Bet Figueras

Built area: 1.583 m2

This is a design that works with the place, extracting from it advantages for the work. Thanks to its exceptional location in relation to the city, the sea and the mountains that provide a backdrop, the building stands out as a monumental landmark that forms a worthy finish to the great long beach of Las Canteras, adopting the air of a protective fortress and a guiding lighthouse. Vistas of the Atlantic are commanded from practically all points, including in spectacular fashion from the main auditorium through a great window behind the stage. The island’s exceptional climate made it possible to create an architecture where only the concert halls required heating. Standing behind the auditorium are the music school, the gardens and the plaza over the car park.


(Photographs by Rafael Vargas)