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Architecture from Commission to Construction by Jennifer Hudson

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La Llotja de Lleida

Mecanoo

Location: Lleida, Spain

Principal use: Theatre and conference centre

Client: Centre de Negocis i de Convencions SA, Lleida

Competition client: Municipality of Lleida

Site area: 16,500 m2 (177,604image ft2)

Interior area: 29,800 m2 (320,764¼ ft2)

Total build area: 37,500 m2 (403,646¼ ft2)

Design period: June 2005 – May 2006

Construction period: February 2007 – January 2010

Budget: €35,000,000

Mecanoo, named after the creative and innovative British construction toys (Meccano), was established in 1984 and today is headed by one of its original founders, Francine Houben. There are not many internationally recognized women architects ...

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