Espacio Pereda is a new cultural project by Banco Santander which is scheduled to open for the end of 2023.
The Pereda building, the former headquarters of the Bank and one of the most emblematic buildings in the city of Santander, will be the site of this new project. The transformation of the former bank headquarters into a cultural and leisure space has been commissioned to the architect David Chipperfield.
The architectural project includes, among others, several exhibition rooms, an auditorium, a room with immersive technology and a roof terrace with a bar and terraces. This project is designed to offer visitors both a place for meeting and learning.
The programme, which is based on the arts and creation, will include exhibitions and events on the great challenges of our time: diversity, sustainability, and technological development. The space will be an intellectual and innovative reference point open to the public.
The new Espacio Pereda will also be the new home of the Banco Santander Collection, reserved to occupy the fourth floor of the building. This collection, gathered over more than 160 years, includes pieces from the 2nd century BC to the present day and is one of the most important corporate collections of artistic relevance today. With a programme of temporary exhibitions around its holdings, the public will be shown the uniqueness of the pieces that conform the collection.