The traditional enclosure, which for years has hosted important shows and activities of university work and the entire community, looks a renewed aspect.
University authorities, headed by the Rector, Dr. Nibaldo Avilés, participated in the inauguration ceremony of the repair and improvement works of the Aula Magna and the Hall of the Ignacio Domeyko Campus. The emblematic room, part of the legacy of the former Technical University of the State, was recovered through various interventions aimed at offering a pleasant experience to its users.
Specifically, the space dedicated to the spectators, was fully conditioned with modern 524 seats, increasing its capacity in 94 seats, that is, an 22%; in addition to a renovated stage, vitrified floor and a First Level Campus Access Hall.
"We are talking about an important investment aimed at improving an area that needed to be renovated and have adequate facilities to continue being the scene of important academic, cultural and artistic events of our University and the regional community," said the Rector of the University. University of La Serena, Dr. Nibaldo Avilés.
The authority also added that "all these efforts are a clear sign of our continued concern to provide pleasant and adequate environments for our university community, which undoubtedly contributes to work better in the projection of a higher quality University." '
The Director of Extension of the University of La Serena, Dra.Catalina Cvitanic, recalled that during the 80 years, the Aula Magna Ignacio Domeyko, functioned as Cinema Art and later became a point of reference for diverse shows, but today, thanks to the important investment made, is projected into the future as an element of integration, art and culture for the area.
"This is an immense gift for the university community, but also for the region as a whole, that's what we talk about when we believe in a renewed role for public education and quality: to be a beacon that guides the development of its people, of its environment, which feeds critical thinking and the debate of ideas, "he said.
Equal access to culture and the arts is the emphasis of this transcendent work of heritage recovery, which the ULS, as a state institution, gives to the community of the region, allowing to establish new links and being a real contribution for citizenship.
Finally, both authorities thanked everyone who participated in the planning and execution of the works.