Bizkaia Aretoa UPV/EHU
Bizkaia Aretoa is a unique building, both for its architectrual features and for the surroundings in which it is located: This building is located in one of the most emblematic parts of Bilbao. L-shaped, it opens out onto the estuary and the Guggenheim Museum, right in the centre of Avenida Abandoibarra, between the Padre Arrupe footbridge and the bridge known as the Puente de Deusto.
Nowadays, this building hosts all kind of social, cultural, academic and scientific events. Most of them are organized by the UPV/EHU, but there are also a few organized by external entities. Due to this, Bizkaia Aretoa has become in a reference place for the field of events in Bilbao.
It is an emblematic building designed by the prestigious architect Álvaro Siza, who has given priority to "maintaining the scale of the place, respecting cornices and placing the ground floor at the service of the pedestrian, open and permeable, offering views inside with huge wings that integrate the private space in the public area and vice versa".
The piece of modern architecture, is a part of the proyect that has transformed Bilbao in a city of reference within the context of the culture, architecture and services.