A Medical Research Center Formed From Curved Stone


On cusp of land where the Portuguese Rio Tejo flows into the Atlantic ocean sits a medical research center formed from curved stone. Designed by Indian architecture practice Charles Correa Associates, the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown comprises research laboratories and treatment facilities linked by a glass bridge and a tropical garden. Of the project, the now late Correa said, “[this project] uses the highest levels of contemporary science and medicine to help people grappling with real problems…and to house these cutting-edge activities, we tried to create a piece of architecture. Architecture as sculpture. Architecture as beauty. Beauty as therapy.”

All images © José Campos

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