casa da musica, porto
 
casa da musica, porto
apr 07, 2012

casa da musica, porto

photography: http://ruicorreia.net

casa da música was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which porto was cultural capital ofeEurope, and it is the first new building in portugal to be entirely dedicated to music – to the presentation and public enjoyment of music, to music education and to the creation of music. the project took shape in 1999 after the rem koolhaas & ellen van loon – office for metropolitan architecture won the international architectural competition. work began in 1999 on the site of porto’s former central tram garage on the rotunda da boavista, and casa da música opened its doors to the public on april 15th, 2005. casa da música was planned as a home for all types of music and it is not only part of the urban redevelopment of porto but also part of a network of cultural facilities, for the city of porto and for the wider world. underlying it is an innovative and wide-ranging cultural project, which aims to make an exciting contribution to the national and international music scene, as an arena for all types of musical events – from classical music to jazz, from fado to electronic music, from great international productions to more experimental projects. besides concerts, recitals and other types of performance, casa da música also organises events for musicians and musicologists and invests in research into the origins of portuguese music. in addition, it plays a very important role in music education. it is a cultural meeting point between music and other areas of artistic creation and knowledge, providing a space for all kinds of audiences and creators. original text here: http://www.casadamusica.com/

casa da musica, porto photography: http://ruicorreia.net

casa da musica, porto photography: http://ruicorreia.net

casa da musica, porto photography: http://ruicorreia.net

casa da musica, porto photography: http://ruicorreia.net

casa da musica, porto photography: http://ruicorreia.net

casa da musica, porto photography: http://ruicorreia.net

casa da musica, porto photography: http://ruicorreia.net

casa da musica, porto photography: http://ruicorreia.net

casa da musica, porto photography: http://ruicorreia.net

casa da musica, porto photography: http://ruicorreia.net

casa da musica, porto photography: http://ruicorreia.net

http://ruicorreia.net

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  • As a local I love Casa da Música and its amazing architecture. It fits very well in the city life and has amazing cultural events, a must see to all Porto visitors. Find out more about the great architecture of Porto on my blog dedicated to the city:
    http://www.portosweethome.com

    André Gonçalves

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