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Key Arts Center Building News, chronological:

3 Oct 2013
House of the Arts, Miranda do Corvo, central Portugal
Design: Future Architecture Thinking (FAT)
House of the Arts Portugal - Arts Centre Buildings
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.

17 Sep 2012
The Magma Arts & Congress Centre, south Tenerife, Spain
Design: Artengo Menis Pastrana
Magma Art & Congress
photo ® Simona ROTA

Magma Arts Centre
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.

28 May 2013
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, south west Europe
Design: AND-RÉ architecture
Agueda Arts Center building
image from architects

Agueda Arts Center

Belfast Metropolitan Arts Centre, Northern Ireland, UK
Design: Hackett Hall McKnight
MAC Belfast building
image from architect

MAC Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

Bluecoat

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

Carre d’Art Nimes

Center of Performing Arts, Zarautz, Spain
Design: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Center of Performing Arts
image : COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Center of Performing Arts Zarautz

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

Pompidou Centre

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

Circa on Jellicoe Building, Johannesburg

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

Caernarfon arts centre

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

Grand Canal Performing Arts Centre, Dublin

National Centre of Contemporary Arts, Italy
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
MAXXI Rome
photo © Adrian Welch

MAXXI Rome

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

North Wall

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

Quarterhouse Arts Centre

The Source Arts Centre & Library, Ireland, north west Europe
Design: McCullough Mulvin
Source Arts Centre
photograph : Christian Richters

Source Arts Centre, Thurles

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

American Arts building, Ketchum, Idaho

Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Taiwan, eastern Asia
Design: OMA
Taipei Performing Arts Centre Buildings
picture from OMA

Taipei Performing Arts Centre

WIU Performing Arts Center, Illinois, USA
Design: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
WIU Performing Arts Centre Buildings
picture from architect

WIU Performing Arts Center

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

More Arts Centre Building projects online soon

London Building Photos – features the Tate Modern art gallery.

Featured Art Center Buildings, alphabetical:

Kivik Art Centre pavilion, Sweden, northern Europe
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
Date built: 1963
Le Corbusier

Centre d`Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain, western Europe
Date built: 1989
Pinon, Viaplana, Architects

León Arts Centre, Spain, western Europe

Design: Mansilla & Tuñón

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – redevelopment, New York, USA
Dates built: 2007-10
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
Dates built: 2001-03
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati
photo : Roland Halbe

Richard and Lois Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art

Singapore Arts Centre, Singapore, South East Asia
Date built: 2002
Design: Michael Wilford & Partners with DP Architects

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Yale University Art gallery, USA

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

American Arts Center Buildings

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

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