Cidade da Cultura - Monopoly Galicia - Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 42° 52.151 W 008° 31.477
29T E 538829 N 4746397
Quick Description: The Cidade da Cultura in the city of Santiago de Compostela is a work of Peter Eisenman.
Location: Galicia, Spain
Date Posted: 2/24/2021 8:24:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM13VP3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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"The City of Culture of Galicia (or simply Cidade da Cultura) is a complex of cultural buildings in Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, designed by a group of architects led by Peter Eisenman. Construction is challenging and expensive as the design of the buildings involves high degree contours, meant to make the buildings look like rolling hills. Nearly every window of the thousands that are part of the external façade has its own custom shape. In 2013 it was announced that after more than a decade, construction of the project would be halted. The International Art Center and Music and Scenic Arts Center will not be built.

In February 1999 the Parliament of Galicia held an international design competition for a cultural center on Mount Gaiás. The entrants were Ricardo Bofill, Manuel Gallego Jorreto, Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault, Cesar Portela, Santiago Calatrava, who later withdrew his proposal, and Eisenman, whose proposal was selected for both conceptual uniqueness and exceptional harmony with the place.

The concept of the project is a new peak on Monte Gaiás, made up of a stony crust reminiscent of an archaeological site divided by natural breaks that resemble scallops, the traditional symbol of Compostela."
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