oscar niemeyer: centro niemeyer   now open
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mar 27, 2011
oscar niemeyer: centro niemeyer now open


‘centro niemeyer’ by oscar niemeyer in avilés, spain
image © nardo villaboy

centro niemeyer‘ by 103-year old brazilian architect oscar niemeyer celebrated its
grand opening this weekend in avilés, spain. the first project by the architect in spain,
the cultural project aims to serve as an international reference point in the production
of artistic content.


image © nardo villaboy

multidisciplinary in function, the centre consists of multiple pavilions that host
a 1000-seat auditorium, museum, cinema, meeting areas and conference halls.
a corkscrew shaped structure with a visible spiral staircase provides a look-out point,
offering views over the estuary and the city. a three-storey dome accommodates
exhibition spaces for  art work of many media. the expansive public plaza connecting
all the structures will host a number of entertainment and cultural activities
throughout the year.

having created a number of cultural facilities throughout the world including
carnegie hall and ravello auditorium, neimeyer has called the center his most
important work in europe.


night view
image © alvaro pulpeiro


panoramic view
image courtesy centro niemeyer


lookout structure
image © ángel navarrete


museum interior
image © ángel navarrete


image © nardo villaboy


during construction
image © josé luis garcia


image © monsacro


image © monsacro


image © monsacro


image © alvaro pulpeiro


image © monsacro


image © monsacro


image © ángel navarrete

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