The cultural center of Viana do Castelo is a project inserted into the privileged space of marginal river mouth Lima, around an axis that is claimed as new cultural centrality of Minho. This bold project with an end multipurpose intended to be the headquarters of cultural events, music, sports and leisure.
The Cultural Center is composed of three floors and has a deployment area of 3,792 sqm. On the -1 floor is located the match venue and access to side benches. The level 0 stands for the glass used, which ensures transparency between the city, the river and the interior of the building itself. And lastly the 1st floor are booths scenic and administrative spaces.
Eduardo Souto de Moura started to design this Cultural Center back in 1999, it took five years to build and it was finally opened last 14th of July 2013.
Architecture: Eduardo Souto de Moura
Location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Area: 3792 sqm
Client: Municipality of Viana do Castelo
Investment: 13,1M Euro
Photo credits: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography