CLIENT: Government of Cesar
SERVICES: Architecture and engineering projects, Drafting studies, Museum project, Graphic identity, Benchmarking and Study of supply and demand.
The Centre is dedicated to folklore and vallenata music, a music style recently designated by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Colombia and that takes its name from the capital of the Department of Cesar, Valledupar. Like a great tree, the building is designed elevated, generating under it a sheltered space, protected from the sun and the rain, for the use of parrandas, flea markets and other popular events complementary to the ones inside the building.The elevated floors house the main areas of the building: a great Hall with the reception of the centre, the Vallenato Museum and a large and versatile assembly hall with capacity for up to 1,200 people. By placing both spaces on the same level, the Museum is guaranteed a continuous flow of visitors all year round, since it is expected for all the people attending the events to be held in the hall to visit the Museum.