Interpretation Centre of Romanesque

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ArtistHenrique Marques,Rui Dinis
Design TeamHenrique Marques,Rui Dinis
ClientLousada Municipality
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Based on the generator concepts of Romanesque architecture,the building aims to be a transitional element between the present and the distant Romanesque past.The austere volumetry contains the principles of unity within diversity,appearing under the form of several concrete volumes with different heights and dimensions connected by a cloister covered by glass that procedes the entry in each volume/exhibition space.The building tries to be contemporary without forgetting the important past,by creating an atmospheric symbiosis between the different times.