Five years after beginning construction work, Eduardo Souto de Moura has finished the new cultural center of Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal, its industrial aesthetic recalling that of the old Gil Eannes Hospital Ship, which is anchored in the city’s port and used as a museum. Rising beside a library by Álvaro Siza and a leisure center by Fernando Tavora, in a privileged neighborhood on the banks of the Miño River, the project seeks to contribute to a new cultural hub for the Alto Minho region. With capacity for 4,000 people, the building will accommodate cultural, musical, sporting and recreational events in 3,792 square meters distributed in three stories.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.