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.