The new Padova Congress, a unique gem designed by the internationally renowned architect Kengo Kuma, conceived as a multifunctional and flexible container, is the ideal space to host national and international congresses, corporate conventions and big events.
Located on the Padua exhibition grounds, the congress center can host up to 3,600 people. The structure is 130 meters long, 23 meters high and 45 meters wide. With 12,000 square meters in all, it can house various modular rooms: the largest is the Giotto room with 1,566 seats, equipped with the most advanced multimedia conferencing technology in Europe. The Mantegna room adds another 988 seats and five multifunctional rooms. In addition, capacity is variable as the rooms can be transformed into tens of combinations thanks to the modular panels. The center is also equipped with a modern press room, a restaurant with a terrace and a bistro. Last but not least, adjacent spaces on the exhibition grounds can also be used to align an event with an exhibition space. Among the many assets of Padova Congress, apart from the 1,400 beds in hospitality structures within walking distance, is its accessibility by any means of transport: the congress center is just 500 meters from the train station, well connected to the main road networks and easy to reach from the international Venice Marco Polo Airport.
Thanks to this new structure, managed by a qualified staff with twenty years’ experience in the sector, Padua is set to become one of the Italian capitals for congresses: university city famous for art and science, recently awarded UNESCO recognition for its 14th-century fresco cycles, it is also a strategic base to visit nearby Venice, just 30 minutes by train.