From steel and ironworks to stage arts
The construction of the Niemeyer Cultural Centre (2011) has revolutionised the former industrial area of Avilés. Modernity has arisen through the architecture, music, cinema, theatre, dance, exhibitions and gastronomy, without turning its back on the history while achieving a pleasant visual balance. The landscape of the docks on the estuary—environmentally renovated and given new walkways—stands alongside the avant-garde cultural complex, which was given to Asturias by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The Niemeyer Cultural Centre was his first and final work in Europe, and his most important in Europe.