1st Prize, Alicante Congress Centre Design Competition
22 April 2024
1st Prize, Alicante Congress Centre Design Competition

We are thrilled to announce that Luca Poian Forms, together with Madrid based Frade Arquitectos  and engineering firm Prointec, won an international contest to design a €65 million congress centre in Alicante, Spain. The open call received 121 entries and sought proposals for a new 18,000m² congress and events complex, along with 5,000m² offices and a 7,000m² car park, to be constructed on a prominent site within the Spanish coastal city’s harbour.

The centre will feature 2,000-capacity, 500-capacity and 300-capacity events halls; a foyer, multipurpose hall; VIP lounge; press room; backstage area for speakers and loading facilities. Proposals had to consider pedestrian access to the site and connections to the wider city.

Judges included Fuensanta Nieto de la Cierva, representing the Superior Council of the Colleges of Architects of Spain; Antonio Ortega Godino representing the Alicante City Council; and Elisa Valero Ramos, representing the Official College of Architects of the Valencian Community.



Link to project

Architect’s Journal

Arquitectura Viva


Alicante Plaza


La Vanguardia