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Casa das Mudas Arts Centre

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Paulo David
location Calheta
function atelier, auditorium, culture, library, museum
contributed by Joao_Sousa

The Arts Centre is a landscape mark, placed strategically on the top of the cliff that abruptly terminates over the Atlantic Ocean. Calheta is a district with large extension, located on the west coastline of the island Madeira. It is situated in the middle of the deepest point of a valley and surrounded by high mountains. The core Is developed through a north-south longitudinal axis, and it's extensions match the topographic construction limits. This buried and sculpted core promotes an underground experience; the outer spaces, subtracted from the original conceptual core are characterized by the texture and colour of their pavements, which reflect the particular island's Skylight. The centre was built in black basalt stone, as an approach to the volcanic landscape's nature. Being a local and profuse material, it's colour and texture brings continuity and support to the building's merging in the landscape, thus enhancing the value of the landscape and it's nature.

Joao says:
what are the opening hours for the art museum?
André says:
O Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas, da autoria do arquitecto Paulo David, foi nomeado para a edição de 2005 do prémio europeu de arquitectura contemporânea Mies van der Rohe,
Dolf says:
Ha.. yes I should have known it was Madeira... but google didn't put the name on the map yet. Thanks.
The Madeira Island deserves a planned visit because it has plenty of things to see. Its natural beauty is unique in the world along side its local architecture, its costumes, the food, etc. The architects of this building also have some interesting buildings on that island too! And there's also a Hotel designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
Porto, Portugal 01-Feb-08
Naomi says:
Hey Dolf, Calheta is located on the island of Madeira. Also check 'how to get there'. I'll add it to the main text.
Amsterdam, Netherlands 01-Feb-08
Dolf says:
What is the name of the island? I didn't even know there was anything out there at all!
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Casa das Mudas Arts Centre
Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas
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How to get there? Calheta is located on the west side of the island Madeira, about 20 minutes away from Funchal. The centre has a restaurant located in one of the complex’s turning points, and as all of the other functions in the Centre, it works autonomously, and has public free access.
Completion 2004
Floor area/size 12000 m2
ArchitectPaulo David
Client Casa Cultural da Calheta
Project ID 1384
Latitude/Longitude 32°43'23N 17°10'50W
Contributed by Joao_Sousa
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