Centro Cultural de Belém
The Cultural Centre of Belém (CCB), located in the Belém quarter of Lisbon, is the largest building with cultural facilities in Portugal. CCB includes very complex areas such as an auditorium for opera, ballet, symphony concerts and congresses, high security meeting halls, a library and a 7000 m² exhibition area. Also located in the CCB is the Jacques Delors European Information Center. The centre has 140000 m² of construction area and was prepared in a very short period (1989-1992). The client of the project was the Portugese State through the Secretaria de Estado da Cultura (State Agency for Culture). Completed in 1992, it occupies a total of 100000 m² and is the work of architects Vittorio Gregotti and Manuel Salgado; the interior was planned by Daciano Costa.