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Architecture as Beauty, Beauty as Therapy

Charles Correa Associates designed this striking medical research center in Lisbon, the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown. The combination of sweeping stone walls and circular cut-outs produces an excellent effect, I think.

The Centre is comprised of two buildings that are connected by a tubular glass crosswalk.

About the project, Charles Correa says:
[The Centre] uses the highest levels of contemporary science and medicine to help people grappling with real problems; cancer, brain damage, going blind. And to house these cutting-edge activities, we tried to create a piece of architecture. Architecture as Sculpture. Architecture as Beauty. Beauty as therapy.

See more photographs of this beautiful structure after the jump.

Via Dezeen.

This entry was published on June 13, 2011 at 8:50 PM. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Architecture as Beauty, Beauty as Therapy

  1. Steve Ramirez on said:

    I love this!
    It seems to have the stark beauty of the desert on the outside and the healing power of something mystic on the inside. I also love the name.
    If only we could tear down all the unimaginative and ugly buildings in the world and start over with the same materials and a new vision.

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