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Location: Porto, Portugal

Date: finished in the first half of 2005

Architect: Rem Koolhaas

Purpose: Concert hall

Rating: (676 votes, average: 3.82 out of 5)

More info: The building’s design has been highly acclaimed worldwide. Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic from the New York Times, classified it as the “most attractive project the architect Rem Koolhaas has ever built” and saying it’s “a building whose intellectual ardor is matched by its sensual beauty”. He also compares it to the “exuberant design” in Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. “Only looking into the original aspect of the building, this is one of the most important concert halls built in the last 100 years”.

(Image credits: 1,2 : y surfercosmovision, 3: Miguel V. Martinez)

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