Two years after winning architecture's highest honor, the Pritzker Prize, Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has completed a cultural center for the port city of Viana do Castelo, and rehashed a fellow Pritzker winner's work in the process. The public building—which is part of a wider revitalization of the city's industrial core—houses a wood-floored multi-function space. The emphasis on the tubular HVAC ductwork, prominently displayed along the building's facade, brings to mind the exposed mechanicals of Paris' Pompidou Centre, designed in part by Pritzker Prize winners Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.
· Cultural Centre of Viana do Castelo by Eduardo Souto de Moura [Dezeen]
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