The Euskalduna Palace Conference Centre was the second building built in the urban area of Abandoibarra after the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Opened in 1999, it was designed by architects Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios in weathering steel as a symbol of the last vessel built in the old Euskalduna shipyard, which had occupied this space for decades.
The conference centre won the Enric Miralles award for architecture at the 6th Spanish Architecture Biennial in 2001 and the Apex Award – presented by AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres), which covers 57 countries all over the world – for the “World’s Best Congress Centre” in 2003. This 58,200 m² multi-purpose complex is located in the heart of the city of Bilbao and within walking distance of the Congress hotels.
The Euskalduna Palace Conference Centre
Avda. Abandoibarra, 4 · 48011, Bilbao