The America’s Cup Building, also known locally as Veles e Vents, is located in Valencia, Spain. The building was designed by the British architect David Chipperfield and inaugurated in 2006.
The design has won numerous architectural awards, including the 2006 Emirates Glass LEAF Award and the Royal Institute of British Architects European awards in 2007. It was also nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2007.
The America’s Cup pavilion was built in 2006 by English architect David Chipperfield to host the 2007 America’s Cup.
In 2003, Alinghi’s Swiss won this prestigious sailing competition in Auckland in front of Defender Team New Zealand. However, as the regulations indicate, the winner chooses the place where he will defend his title at the next edition. But since Switzerland does not have a seafront, the team organizes a competition between several ports. We find among the candidates for the reception of the 32nd America’s Cup Barcelona, Genoa, Marseille and Valencia. Valencia is then designated at the end of 2003 and will have to undertake a major reorganization of the port district. This is how the Palace of the Veles e Vents will be built, ie Voiles et Vents in Valencian.
On July 3, 2007, the Swiss team Alinghi triumphed for the second time in a row off Valencia at the expense of his opponent, Emirates Team New Zealand, on the score of 5 to 2 after ten days of competition.
At the beginning of 2010, Alinghi put his title back into play again off Valencia, once again seeking the services of the Palais Veles e Vents. But this time, it’s his opponent who wins. Indeed, billionaire Larry Ellison’s American BMW Oracle Racing team won a second victory on February 14, 2010, synonymous with title in as many races, at the expense of the Swiss defender, six days after the first run.