Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife
The Tenerife International Centre for Trade Fairs and Congresses (Canary island, Spain), also known as "The Fair Recint" ("Recinto Ferial") was opened in May 1996. The building, covers an area exceeding 40,000 square meters in the sea front of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Is in close proximity to other venues such as the Parque Marítimo César Manrique, the Auditorio de Tenerife and the Palmetum. This building is also the headquarters of the World Trade Center in Tenerife. The Great Hall, located on the top floor, took a total of 12,000 square meters, making it the largest covered space in the Canary Islands. This building is also the headquarters of the World Trade Center Tenerife.
The complex was designed by architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava is configured as a multipurpose building that can host major fairs, exhibitions and conferences that take place on the island of Tenerife. After its opening in it have developed all kinds of events: trade shows (food, computers, agriculture, recreation, etc.), Music concerts, contests and gala carnival, congresses, seminars, art exhibitions, TV shows, fashion, and a multitude of activities.
The Fair Recint, located on Avenida de la Constitución, Cabo Llanos (expanding neighborhood of Santa Cruz), is divided into three zones: The Great Hall, The Zocalo Building and Annex Building:
- The Great Hall, located on the top floor, took a total of 12,000 square meters, making it the largest covered space in the Canary Islands. This room, which in turn is the main complex is 190 meters long, 70 wide and about 20 meters in height designed in glass, iron and concrete. The maximum capacity reaches 15,000 people. Also on this floor is the cafeteria building.
- Zócalo Building is the place for the development of congresses. It holds a total of 334 people. Located on the lower floor, which also empowers the Multiuses hall od 3,800 square meters.
- Annex Building consists of five plants that houses the offices of the Sociedad de Promoción de Tenerife (SPET) and areas of control techniques of the complex. It is accessible through an arc of 50 meters in length.
In the building were held in several consecutive years the main events of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and upcoming 2014.
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