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 Center 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 50 million Euros.
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, hollow slabs, composite slabs and traditional concrete slabs.