Located in the emblematic centre of the Spanish town of Ontinyent, Caixa Ontinyent Cultural Centre is the result of extraordinary work by architecture firm Ramón Esteve Estudio. By placing the Cultural Centre in a historic location, revitalising one of the last noble homes on the Main Street, there is a respect of the local heritage and a new found energy to one of the main accesses points to the old town.
The architects were also tasked with designing a building that hosts the cultural activity of Caixa Ontinyent, representing the entrepreneurial spirit of the entity. The building features as its key space a large hall of high altitude that serves as reception area, entrance to the assembly hall, and space for exhibitions and performances. From this multi-purpose hall, the different parts of the building can be viewed, such as the cafeteria, offices, board room, exhibition hall and auditorium.
Inside the building you will notice well position and beautiful large central skylights that are a reinterpretation of the Hollows of the historic façade. These allow the whole interior to be extraordinarily luminous with all its white elements, in contrast with the vast marble flooring.
Photography by Xavier Mollà.