Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
|function||culture, museum, park|
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. A landmark in the Portuguese Architecture of the 60's, the Gulbenkian centre was designed by three Portuguese Architects, Alberto Pessoa, Pedro Cid and Rui Athouguia. The apparently simple, modern building is skillfully combined with the surrounding park with its lake and open-air auditorium to form a harmonious whole. Opened in 1969, these buildings aim to create a pleasant, serene atmosphere, allowing several different views of the surrounding woods and gardens to be seen from the interior.