Location: Porto, Portugal.
Architect: Souto Moura – Arquitectos Lda Eduardo Souto de Moura.
The building is located in the gardens of a neoclassical palace in Porto and was designed by Eduardo Souto Moura for a competition that required the construction of a cinema, an auditorium, and an exhibition gallery while preserving the existing gardens. The structure is characterized by two large parallel granite walls that contain all the functions of the building. Souto Moura’s approach is minimalist and pays great attention to detail, reminiscent of Mies Van der Rohe’s architecture.