Location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Architect: Eduardo Souto de Moura.

The multipurpose Pavilion is a building designed by an architect named Fernando Távora. It is located in a planned area and is aligned with another building on the south side. The building has a square in front of its north elevation with alleys that mark the entries. The building is defined by a table where an aluminum box and necessary equipment for different activities will be placed. The building is associated with naval architecture and has a relation with the image of the “Gil Eanes” ship. The Pavilion is a space for cultural and sport events with main accesses situated in the North and South extremities. The service entrances will be made in the other elevations. The interior of the building is ample and permeable, with the possibility of viewing the sea from the entrance floor. The building is designed to be as transparent as possible to make it lighter in relation to the other buildings.

Photo credit: Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography.