Biblioteca Municipal de Viana do Castelo - Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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N 41° 41.477 W 008° 49.636
29T E 514374 N 4615515
Quick Description: [PT]A Biblioteca Municipal de Viana do Castelo foi desenhada por Álvaro Siza Vieira. [EN]The Library of Viana do Castelo was designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira.
Location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Date Posted: 9/24/2012 6:20:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMFBJD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
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Long Description:
[PT]
"A Biblioteca Municipal de Viana do Castelo foi desenhada por Álvaro Siza Vieira e está localizada no extremo nascente da Praça da Liberdade, na zona ribeirinha de Viana do Castelo, em plena marginal.
O novo edifício começou a ser construído em Janeiro de 2004 e foi inaugurado em 20 de Janeiro de 2008, no âmbito das comemorações dos 750 anos de outorga do Foral a Viana. Custou cerca de 4,5 milhões de euros.
O edifício foi construído em betão branco, que recobre uma complexa estrutura em ferro, sendo a base em granito."

[EN]
"The Library of Viana do Castelo was designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira and is located in the extreme east of Liberty Square, in the riverside area of Viana do Castelo, in the middle of the marginal.
The new building was begun in January 2004 and was inaugurated on January 20, 2008, as part of the celebrations of 750 years of the granting of the Foral Viana. It cost about 4.5 million euros.
The building was constructed in white concrete, covering a complex structure in iron, with a granite base. "

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Architect: Álvaro Siza Vieira

Prize received: Pritzker Architecture Prize

In what year: 1992

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