The Tenerife Auditorium in Santa Cruz
May 22, 2009 Leave a comment
What inspired this landmark building is not clear but it is an amazing creation. The development was originally intended as a simple concert hall but the Architect Santiago Calatrava created a landmark on the 5.7 acre site in Santa Cruz adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. The distinctive overhanging wing, known to locals as the “wave” makes this building very distinctive. The Tenerife Auditorium, or Auditorio de Tenerife as it is officially known, is much acclaimed by the locals for obvious reasons.
The curvy lines on the outside of this building, which is finished all in white, give it huge sculptural impact. It stands alone and can be seen from all over the City. The outside is finished in Gaudi style white ceramic tiling which gives is a very polished look. The interior is also very impressive with unusual shaped spaces cradled beneath the complex structure above.
In addition to being an architectural masterpiece, the Tenerife Auditorium also offers a wide variety of programmes that can be viewed on their official website. The variety of contemporary programmes, such as Tenerife Dance Music, Atlantic Jazz and World Music complement the more classical style of the Tenerife Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera and the Festival of Canarian Music.
See the Auditorio de Tenerife video. The imagination will run wild when you see this video.