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10 December 2009

1988 – National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Moshe Safdie Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2005, the National Gallery of Canada is a striking landmark against the city’s skyline. Designed by architect Moshe Safdie and opened in 1988 at its...

04 December 2009

2002 – CaixaForum, Barcelona

Architects: Roberto Luna, Robert Brufau, José Francisco Asarta, Arata Isozaki Built to house a factory in 1911 by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this redbrick Art Nouveau fortress was opened in early 2002...

04 December 2009

1995 – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Architect: Richard Meier & Partners The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) is part of a cultural axis of buildings designed to open up the Raval area for rejuvenation. During the run-up to...

01 December 2009

Palais du Louvre, Paris

A castle was built here around 1190 as a stronghold on the river bank, and in 1370 this castle was converted into a Palace on the orders of King Charles V. This was...

01 December 2009

1977 – Centre Pompidou, Paris

Architect: Richard Rogers & Renzo Piano The design for the Centre Nationale d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou was selected after a competition in 1971. The winners were the young practice of, and...

05 November 2009

1998 – Crawford Gallery Extension, Cork

Architect: Erick van Egeraat The Crawford Art Gallery occupies a prominent position in the heart of the City of Cork and prior to the new extension was a clever amalgamation of two separate...

05 November 2009

2004 – Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Co. Cork

Architect: O’Donnell + Tuomey The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, located at University College Cork’s main entrance on Western Road, is a major new addition to the vibrant cultural life of the Munster region. The...

06 October 2009

1997 – Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Architect: Frank Gehry Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry and opened to the public in 1997, was immediately vaulted to prominence as one of the world’s most spectacular buildings in...

02 October 2009

1948 – Museu de Arte Popular, Lisbon

Architect: Folk art museum, opened in 1948, has rooms with permanent collections and temporary exhibitions with a space, arranged on a provincial basis.