The Botín Centre is an art centre designed by the Pritzker prize-winning architect, Renzo Piano, in collaboration with Luis Vidal + architects. It is located in a privileged place in Santander and using a more widespread urban intervention, Renzo Piano has managed to integrate the centre of the city and the historical Jardines de Pereda with its bay.
The building, with a total built surface area of 8,739 m², is structured around two volumes connected together by a structure of squares and walkways, the Pachinko.
The western access is dedicated to art, with two exhibition halls that make up a surface area of 2,500 m2; and the eastern area is devoted to cultural and training activities, with an auditorium for 300 people, classrooms, work spaces and a rooftop terrace from which some unique views over Santander and its bay may be enjoyed.
The Botín Centre is a meeting place in the centre of the city which, with art, music, film dance, theatre and literature, livens up the life of the city, strengthening its social and cultural fabric.
For this reason, the building itself is just as important as the public spaces that have been created around it, thanks to the construction of a tunnel that is 219 metres long and the refurbishment and extension of the hundred-year-old Jardines de Pereda that have doubled in size and tripled their green areas, extending down to the sea.
Both actions have strengthened the visual connection between the historical centre of Santander and the bay, freeing up a harbour area closed to the public and used for car parking.
We want the events held at the Botín Centre to always be accompanied, contextualised and enriched by our art centre’s mission, which consists of taking advantage of the potential of art to influence the development of the public’s creativity. All the acts that are held in our spaces will be accompanied by an activity related to art, emotions and creativity.
We want everyone who comes to the Centre to be able to access the art, helping them to feel in harmony with it, through the actions that we propose and attempting to encourage creativity, aimed at improving their lives and their professional and personal environments.
With this purpose, we offer a complete programme of activities for everyone (professionals, young people, families, etc.), with activities that awaken curiosity and imagination, in turn promoting the learning process.
Our proposals are:
Any of the abovementioned proposals may be complemented with a gastronomic experience, served by the Botín Centre Café; located in a unique setting with a fresh, up-to-date, high quality menu with which you can breathe, taste and become inspired in an unbeatable setting. Carlos Crespo and the Chef Álex Ortiz have extensive experience in the sector and they have many successful projects between them. This space offers a top quality experience, a reflection of the values of excellence, proximity and innovation of the Botín Centre. In terms of the requirements, it offers:
EXPERIENCES AT THE BOTÍN CENTRE
Booking of spaces, check availability and manage activities:
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