Santo Tirso City Hall invited the Pritzker Prizes Álvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto de Moura to collaborate for the renovation of the Abade Pedrosa Municipal Museum located in a former benedictine monastery. They were also asked for a new building for the International Museum of Contemporary Sculpture. Eduardo Souto de Moura, in charge of the renovation, connected the ancient 18th century monastery to the new building – designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira as a white cuboid. Both projects are connected by a common entrance for restoring the original symmetry of the facade. The building shapes and their peculiar orientation create several outdoor spaces, squares and gardens.
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Images by João Morgado