Auneau Cultural Center near Paris

Auneau Cultural Center near Paris

Inspired by the nearby covered market, the project designed by the Patrick Mauger agency in Auneau takes the form of a contemporary hall. The building is set back from the street, creating an esplanade that extends the main market square.

Caixa Forum Madrid

Caixa Forum Building in Madrid

Updated photos by Simon Garcia. The Caixa Forum was designed by the world-famous Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron from 2001 to 2007. The building combined an old abandoned electrical station with new construction of floors which are encased with oxidized cast-iron

Sami Cultural Centre

Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos, Finland

Halo Arkkitehdit designed this building situated in the northern part of Finnish Lapland. Sajos is the centre of culture and administration for the Sami people. The building includes not just the usual spaces you would find in a cultural centre, but a parliament hall and auditorium.

Shan Shui Shi Lin Cultural Centre Building

Shan Shui Shi Lin Cultural Centre Building

The building design by architects Park + Associates is imagined as a Chinese landscape painting, using composition of background, mid-ground, and foreground, to create a more layered visual experience. Purely visual pleasure translates into an experiential built form.