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Azkuna Zentroa

This majestic wine warehouse in the Modernist style, the work of the architect Ricardo Bastida, has been restored thanks to an ambitious project by Bilbao City Council entrusted to the multi-talented Philippe Starck .

Playing with the structure of the original building, the complex has been transformed into a huge cultural unit divided into three thematic buildings, where there is a total of 15,000 square metres for leisure in its broadest sense.

The so-called “Atrium of the Cultures”, a large covered square featuring 43 columns in different architectural styles and materials, welcomes the visitors and is the hub for the different spaces.

You can see from there the roof-top swimming pool with the transparent floor located on “Sun Terrace”, another of the building’s flagship areas.