Enric Miralles (1955 - 2000) was one of the most closely watched young architects in Spain thanks to a number of promising and unorthodox projects. The National Gymnastics Training Building (C.N.A.R.) was the first major building of this rising star of Spanish regional modernism.
IVAM, inaugurated in 1989, was the first modern art museum to open in Spain. Designed by Valencian architects Emilio Giménez and Carlos Salvadores the museum was remodelled in 2000 by Emilio Giménez and Julián Esteban.
Alicante and Valencia on Spain’s Eastern coast, a two hours drive apart, have plenty to offer architecture aficionados. By Kirsten Kiser, Editor-In-Chief.
The Hotel Palau de la Mar (Palace of the Sea) is housed in a converted 19th century palace in the center of the old city, now with an elegant and modern environment, combining art and design.
The design is based on Zaha Hadid's personal interpretation of the surrounding landscape and the relationship to the original building.