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House of the Arts, Miranda do Corvo, central Portugal – 3 Oct 2013
Design: Future Architecture Thinking (FAT)
House of the Arts Portugal
photograph : Joao Morgado

House of the Arts
The sloping roofs of this new Portuguese building try to form a dialogue with the geometry of the mountain landscape. The dynamism achieved is augmented by a vivid red colour applied to the facades.

The Magma Arts & Congress Centre, south Tenerife, Spain
Design: Artengo Menis Pastrana
Magma Art & Congress
photo ® Simona ROTA

Magma Arts Centre – update 17 Sep 2012
MAGMA Arts and Congress appears as a reference point amongst anonymous buildings. The semi-desert landscape around it and the proximity of the sea, an imposing presence that frames the building establishing a strong relationship between both, an impressive view over La Gomera island, are the starting points of the concept of the building.

Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria
Design: SpaceLab with Architektur Consult
Arts Centre Graz Building
photo : Maleen Diestel

Arts Centre Graz
A fascinating organic building, the “Friendly Alien”, an invention by those architectural mavericks Cook and fournier, eschewing the white box approach. The building features a ‘technoid media facade’ of fluorescent lamps on which images and animations can be shown in rough definition.

Featured Arts Center Buildings + Designs, alphabetical:

Agueda Arts Center, Portugal
AND-RÉ architecture
Agueda Arts Center building
image from architects

Agueda Arts Center

Belfast Metropolitan Arts Centre, UK
Hackett Hall McKnight
MAC Belfast building
image from architect

MAC Belfast, Northern Ireland

Bluecoat, Liverpool, England
biq stadsontwerp bv
Bluecoat Arts Centre
image : Stefan Mueller


Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France
Foster + Partners
Carre d’Art Nimes
photo : Nigel Young, Foster & Partners

Carre d’Art Nimes

Center of Performing Arts, Zarautz, Spain
Coop Himmelb(l)au
Center of Performing Arts

Center of Performing Arts Zarautz

Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
Richard Rogers / Renzo Piano Architects
Pompidou Centre building
photo © Adrian Welch

Pompidou Centre

Circa on Jellicoe Building, South Africa
studioMAS architects + urban designers
Circa on Jellicoe
photo : Tristan McLaren

Circa on Jellicoe Building, Johannesburg

Galeri Creative Enterprise Centre, Wales
Richard Murphy Architects
Caernarfon arts centre
photo from Richard Murphy Architects

Caernarfon arts centre

Grand Canal Performing Arts Centre, Eire
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Grand Canal Performing Arts Centre
image from SDL

Grand Canal Performing Arts Centre, Dublin

National Centre of Contemporary Arts, Italy
Zaha Hadid Architects
photo © Adrian Welch


North Wall Performing Arts Centre, UK
Haworth Tompkins
North Wall Performing Arts Centre
picture : Philip Vile

North Wall

Quarterhouse Arts Centre, Kent, England
Alison Brooks Architects
Quarterhouse Arts Centre
picture : Dennis Gilbert

Quarterhouse Arts Centre

The Source Arts Centre & Library, Ireland
McCullough Mulvin
Source Arts Centre
photograph : Christian Richters

Source Arts Centre, Thurles

Sun Valley Center for the Arts building, USA
Tom Kundig Architect
American Arts building
image from architect

American Arts building, Ketchum, Idaho

Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Taiwan
Taipei Performing Arts Centre
picture from OMA

Taipei Performing Arts Centre

WIU Performing Arts Center, Illinois, USA
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
WIU Performing Arts Center
picture from architect

WIU Performing Arts Center

Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Peter Eisenman and Richard Trott
Wexner Center

More Arts Centre Building projects online soon

Tate Modern – Art Gallery

Featured Art Center Buildings, alphabetical:

Kivik Art Centre pavilion, Sweden
Design: Snøhetta
Kivik Art Centre
image from architects

Kivik Art Centre

Kivik Art Centre pavilion, Sweden
Design: David Chipperfield / Antony Gormley
Kivik Art Centre pavilion
image from architect

Kivik Art Centre pavilion

Art Centres Designs – no images

Arts Centre Designs – no images, alphabetical:

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Le Corbusier

Centre d`Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Pinon, Viaplana, Architects

León Arts Centre, Spain

Design: Mansilla & Tuñón

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – redevelopment, New York, USA
65th Street refurbishment: Diller Scofidio + Refro with FX Fowle Architects
Lincoln Center Promenade: Diller Scofidio + Refro with Beyer Blinder Belle
Harmony Atrium redevelopment – visitor center: Tod Williams Billie Tsein Architects

The Richard and Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, USA
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati
photo : Roland Halbe

Richard and Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art

Singapore Arts Centre, Singapore
Design: Michael Wilford & Partners with DP Architects

More Arts Centre Buildings online soon

Yale University Art gallery

Dunkirk Arts Quarter Competition Proposal, France
Design: François Blanciak Architect

American Arts Center Buildings

North Wall Performing Arts Centre Building, Oxfordshire, England
Design: Haworth Tompkins Architects

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