Centro Niemeyer

Centro Niemeyer

The Centro Niemeyer aka the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre in Avilés, Spain is one of the last projects designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012). The centre is located on the harbour front in the town of Avilés in northwest Spain not far from Oviedo. I visited the Centro Niemeyer in 2012, a year after the official opening, when Spain was still in the depths of recession following the financial crisis. It is well worth a detour if you're travelling to the north of Spain. Be sure to also spend some time in the old town of Avilés.

Centro Niemeyer Avilés
The Centro Niemeyer in Avilés is a joy to photograph
Centro Niemeyer Avilés
Centro Niemeyer Avilés
I love all those curves
Centro Niemeyer Avilés
Centro Niemeyer Avilés
Unfortunately the tower was closed when I visited
Centro Niemeyer Avilés
Evidently Oscar Niemeyer loved curves
Centro Niemeyer Avilés
The Centro Niemeyer Avilés consists of four separate buildings
Centro Niemeyer Avilés
The Centro Niemeyer Avilés is a joy to photograph
Centro Niemeyer Avilés
The Centro Niemeyer Avilés within its urban context
There's a colourful bridge that leads to the complex