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.

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Alameda 5 de Outubro
4900-049 Viana do Castelo

Tel. +351 258840010
Fax +351 258840019

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Overall Cost: 
€ 4.500.000
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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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