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A Coruña

(S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico takes place in A Coruña, a city with great film tradition where it was made the first film in Spain, Entierro del General Sánchez Bregua (José Sellier, 1897), with Lumière brothers’ projector.

Located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, A Coruña, balcony overlooking the Atlantic, is an ancient, Atlantic and cosmopolitan city, in which the ocean has been the protagonist for more than 2,000 years. A Coruña offers countless possibilities. From the quietest sea scenery to lively streets, illuminated by the sun or neon. From voices that shout stocks in the seafood stalls to walking through the old city, along the seafront or the fine and white sand beaches. With places for recreation and natural areas where to enjoy spectacular views and landscapes. From art and museums, to restaurants, taverns, pubs and bars to discos, the casino and classical music recitals. A Coruña is a city where leisure and culture come together to result in exciting trips), supported by a population always restless and active.


The headquarters’ building of Afundación in A Coruña, a project by British architect Nicholas Grimshaw, brings a pioneering work to the architectural heritage of the city and Galicia and complete the physiognomy of the Canton Grande area providing the town, thanks to a wide interior hall, with a passageway between Calle Estrella and the Cantones area. Its design resembles the crest of a tidal wave expanding deeply to the Cantones and breaking on a backlit glass façade. This work of modern architecture can also be considered a reinterpretation of the typical galleries that can be seen on the older buildings that give shape to A Coruña’s “Marina”. This popular building, known as The Glass Wave, was born thanks to a combination with great plasticity of two construction materials – the stone, part of Galician traditional architecture, and metal -, giving prominence to the overhead light.

Conceived as the cultural center of reference, in its 7692 m2, with an original and efficient distribution, the building has spaces equipped with the most advanced technology in order to host exhibitions, performances, symposiums, conferences and a broad range of activities and workshops. In addition, the site has its own cafeteria. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) granted the building in 2006 with one of the prizes of the European Awards, which honors the work of the RIBA members worldwide. This is a 100% accessible building certified with ISO 14001 and Emás.

Useful information

Afundación A Coruña.
Cantón Grande 21, 23, 15003 A Coruña
Buses. Lines 1, 1A, 2, 3, 3A, 4, 7, 17, 23 and 23A
Phone: 981 185 060

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