Viana do Castelo Municipal Library

Álvaro Siza VieiraPortugal

Viana do Castelo Municipal Library is located along the right bank of the river Lima. It integrates the plan designed by Fernando Távora for the city’s waterfront.

Authority and authority type

Município de Viana do Castelo

Title of library in local language

Biblioteca Municipal de Viana do Castelo

Year of completion



Alameda 5 de Outubro
4900-049 Viana do Castelo

Tel. +351 258840010
Fax +351 258840019

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Category of library

Public Library

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Interior design

Design by Álvaro Siza Vieira

Overall Cost

€ 4.500.000

Detailed description

It is a two storey square shaped building, formed by an elevated volume of 45x45 meters, including a void of 20x20 meters, prolonged eastward on the first floor by a L shaped volume.
The library headquarters, the library events area and the bar are on the first floor and the reading rooms are on the second floor.

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