A visit to Peter Eisenman's Cultural Centre

Constructed Landscape

Professor Christopher Platt
12th December 2018

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The Peter Eisenman-designed Cultural Centre overlooking Santiago de Campostela is an extraordinary composition of man-made landscapes which house monumental interiors.

Museums, library and performance spaces are located in six stone and glass-clad buildings forming a new piazza within a cultural campus.

Despite being intellectually linked to traditional and contemporary urban morphologies, there is nevertheless a lasting sense of being within a private institution, rather than a public forum when walking about. It remains to be seen whether public footfall and engagement will match its well-published cultural and social ambitions.

 
 

Location
Santiago de Campostela

 

 
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Photographs by Christopher Platt

 
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