Tabakalera used to be a tobacco factory, but to celebrate San Sebastián’s role as Capital of European Culture 2016, it was transformed into a massive new Centre for Contemporary Culture.
But it’s a huge building, and the aim was to create 30,000 m2 of space for exhibitions, cinemas, media archive and even a hotel. The whole project cost over €50 million.
The whole purpose of the building changed and so new floors, new interior areas and a totally new glass roof was built.
The ceilings were made out of lots of different materials, such as old steel beams, as well as hollow slabs, composite slabs and traditional concrete slabs.