Santiago 2018 – World Cadet Chess Championship headquarters project presentation

Link to video presentation.

World Cadet Chess Championships 2018 finished in Spain

The World Cadet Chess Championships finished in Spain

The World Cadet Chess Championships 2018 were held in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, from 3rd of November to 15th of November 2018.

The Championships were held for the age groups U08, U10 and U12, Girls and Open. A record number of 851 participants from 86 federations took part in the Championships. There are 542 players in open section and 309 players in girls’ section. Complete information here.

WCCC 2018: Closing Cremony

The WCCC 2018’s closing ceremony would be in Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia at 20:30 hours.

Time tablet Bus Hotels – Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia (format pdf):

Jueves 15.11Autocares Acto Clausura – Copia Gaspar

WCCC2018 – Free guide tours to the City of Culture


The City of Culture offers free guided tours to parents, accompanying persons, and delegates who are attending the World Cadets Chess Championship and want to discover the secrets of the architectonic project by Peter Eisenman.

Departures will be on Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14 and Thrusday 15 November at 4.30 p.m. The meeting point is Gaiás Centre Museum (Hall). Reservation is not required but we request punctuality.

City of Culture. The Project

Situaded in Santiago de Compostela, the City of Culture of Galicia rises on the top of mount Gaiás as a formidable architectural milestone for the new century.

Designed by the American architect Peter Eisenman to host the best of cultural expressions of Galicia, Spain, Europe, Latin America and the World, this new “city”, inclusive and plural, shall contribute towards meeting the challenges of the information and knowledge society.

Its unique buildings, interconnected by streets and plazas equipped with state-of-the-art technology, make up a space of excellence for reflection, debate and actions orientated towards Galicia’s future and internationalization.

The City of Culture of Galicia has been designed by North American architect Peter Eisenman, after an international contest which received 12 projects. Selected because of its conceptual and plastic singularity, Eisenmann’s project conceives Gaiás as a city itself.

Inspired by Compostela’s old centre and the five medieval pilgrimage routes that lead to the cathedral, the architect transferred this grid to the mountain summit. Starting from this concept, the original project is formed by six buildings that are connected by streets and one central square inspired by the scallop, which is the symbol of the pilgrimage.

Currently, four buildings have been finished:

  • The Centre for Creative Enterprising of Galicia
  • The Library and Archive of Galicia
  • The Gaiás Centre Museum
  • The Centre for Cultural Innovation

(Español) GM Iván Salgado López en el IES Rosalia Castro.

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