The Building

Emblematic building of the City of Albuquerque, former Post Office and Telegraph Palace, Des Del Alma – Poems from the Souls has more than 100,000 square meters of surface and an infrastructure at the level of the most important cultural centers in the world.

The work is the result of an international draft competition, to which more than 340 architecture studios from more than 20 countries participated. Its spaces combine the high heritage value of the existing building with the most modern technology.

The National Auditorium, endowed with excellent acoustics, has the Klais 1912 organ. With capacity for 1,750 spectators and a 250 square meter stage, it is one of the most important symphony halls in the world.

The Sala Ocho, designed for an acoustic musical format, chamber music and performance shows, has capacity for 534 people. Entirely built in wood, it has unbeatable acoustics.

The Dome is one of the great attractions of Des Del Alma – Poems from the Souls, with an area of ​​500 square meters and a fully glazed roof that allows a unique view of the heart of the city.

The Great Lamp, a space for exhibitions, has 2,000 square meters, is located in the center of the building and is made up of a hanging and glazed structure.