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The Auditorio de Tenerife

The Auditorio de Tenerife concert hall named after Adana Martin and designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava with Valaam. Located on the Avenue of the Constitution in the capital of Tenerife - Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The construction of the hall began in 1997 year, and was completed in 2003, and at the opening ceremony in September of that year was attended by Prince Philip of Asturias (now king of Spain Philip IV). Another famous visitor, Auditorio de Tenerife was the former US President bill Clinton in 2005-m to year.

The building of the Auditorio de Tenerife, built according to the canons of modern architecture of the late 20th century, and its majestic appearance has become a symbol of city Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the island of Tenerife. It is considered the most elegant building in the Canary archipelago and one of the most iconic architecture of Spain. Today in its walls works of the Symphony orchestra of Tenerife.

Talking about the construction of the concert hall was built in the mid 1970-ies, but further discussion of the matter did not go - several times changed the location for the hall, changed and architects with their projects. Only in 1989, Santiago Calatrava was invited as the chief architect and the project he presented two years later. The construction of the hall began in 1997-m to year - twenty years after the initial approval of the project.

In 2011, the year the decision was made on assignment of the Auditorio de Tenerife Adan Martin's behalf, the former President of the Canary Islands, had a lot of energy for the project for the construction of the concert hall. Many residents of the city and the media was against it, and today, despite the fact that the renaming took place, the hall still referred to simply as, Auditorio de Tenerife.

Next to the Auditorio de Tenerife are two of the skyscraper Torres de Santa Cruz the tallest buildings of the Canary Islands and the highest residential building of Spain until the 2010 year. Together these structures are the most recognizable and most photographed in the city. The main hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife Symphony - holds 1616 audiences, his stage is 16.5 meters wide and 14 meters deep. The chamber hall has a capacity of 422 viewers. Outside there are two terraces with views of the Atlantic ocean. But the main attraction of the Auditorio de Tenerife is a huge arch that is supported only at two points. From the sea silhouette of the concert hall is reminiscent of the Sydney Opera house, which recently Santa Cruz de Tenerife became known as the Sydney of the Atlantic.