The plot where the future theatre will be built. / SUR

Fuengirola looks for ideas for new theatre and cultural centre

The building will be constructed on a 1,315-square-metre plot, where the town museum currently stands

IVÁN GELIBTER

Fuengirola town hall is looking for inspiration for the design of its new theatre and cultural centre, which will be built on the site of the current town museum.

Architects and designers have been invited to submit their designs for this new space by 7 January.

The mayor, Ana Mula, explained that both cultural facilities must pertain “to the new model of the town."

"It will be a modern and avant-garde space according to the dynamic image of the new Fuengirola," she said at the launch of the initiative on 22 November.

This new theatre and cultural centre will be built on a 1,315 square metre plot.

The five-storey building will include a theatre for 400 people, a stage for about 50 musicians, an exhibition hall of 600 square metres, new classrooms for the holding of workshops and courses for all kinds of cultural and artistic disciplines and the offices for the Department of Culture.

It is intended to be a smart and sustainable building, since it will have the latest technology and will be supplied, to a large extent, by renewable energy.

The person or people responsible for the winning proposal will be awarded a prize of 17,545 euros.

The panel of judges, who will determine the winner, consists of the first deputy mayor, the municipal architect, a representative from the Professional College of Architects, the director of Culture, an external artistic advisor and an official, who will act as secretary.

"We started this exciting project by involving, in particular, professionals in the architecture sector and other branches in the design of our town. Fuengirola is culture and is avant-garde. We will soon have one more space where we can host more cultural shows and continue training our residents in different artistic disciplines," said Ana Mula.

This new space will be an extra addition to the town’s cultural scene, already boosted by the annual Marenostrum Festival, which has become one of the province’s cultural icons in recent years.