Location: Miranda do Corvo, Portugal.

Architect: FAT – Future architecture thinking.

The Casa das Artes (House of the Arts) in Miranda do Corvo expresses the meeting between two identities, rural and urban, in a landscape marked by the Lous Mountains. It features a contemporary and volumetrically expressive language, with sloping roofs and a strong red colour accentuating its design. The project was conceived to create versatile spaces, technically suitable for different kinds of events, to serve all segments of the population. The building consists of three volumes reflecting different sorts of use, with the main entrance through the foyer and an auditorium for nearly 300 people. The cafeteria can operate independently from the rest of the building, or even serve as an entrance point providing access to the auditorium.

Photo credit: João Morgado.