Álvaro Siza: A Gateway to the Alhambra Opens at the Aga Khan | Urban Toronto

Álvaro Siza: A Gateway to the Alhambra Opens at the Aga Khan | Urban TorontoThe Alhambra in southern Spain is one of the great sites in this world. A fortified complex of Moorish and Renaissance palaces and gardens which date from the 13th through 16th centuries, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is celebrated for its stunning architecture, rich history, and unforgettable setting overlooking the Andalusian city of Granada and its surrounding hilly countryside.

[…] While tourism has become essential to the economy of Granada and provides the funds necessary to maintain the Alhambra and Generalife gardens, the number of daily visitors has become a challenge for the facilities at the site. Looking to better accommodate travellers while taking some pressure off the site itself, a new visitors centre is planned to be built just outside the walls of the complex. Pritzker Award-winning architect Álvaro Siza won the commission to create the new building, and an exhibition detailing his sensitive design is now set to open at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

More at the source: July 22, 2016 | Stefan Novakovic | Urban Toronto




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