19th International Conference on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena. Bilbao. July 16-20, 2017
The venue will be the conference center named “Bizkaia Aretoa”, placed in the very centre of Bilbao. This building is located in one of the most emblematic parts of Bilbao. L-shaped, it opens out onto the estuary and the Guggenheim Museum, right in the centre of Avenida Abandoibarra, between the Padre Arrupe footbridge and the bridge known as the Puente de Deusto. It has a constructed surface area of over 9,000 square meters, spread over six floors.
Nowadays, this building hosts all kind of social, cultural, academic and scientific events. Most of them are organized by the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, but there are also a few organized by external entities. Due to this, Bizkaia Aretoa has become in a reference place for the field of events in Bilbao.
It is an emblematic building designed by the architect Álvaro Siza, who has given priority to "maintaining the scale of the place, respecting cornices and placing the ground floor at the service of the pedestrian, open and permeable, offering views inside with huge wings that integrate the private space in the public area and vice versa".
Bizkaia Aretoa Building