On a rainy Wednesday morning, we took the train with our students in the 3rd and 4th year ESO Bilingual and got off in Avilés to pay a visit to the Niemeyer Centre.
There, we went on a tour around the complex in the company of Manuel, our guide, who told us about the facilities of this modern cultural centre by the estuary of Avilés.
We learnt that, grateful
for the Prince of Asturias Award received in 1989, Oscar Niemeyer
collaborated on the 25th anniversary of these awards with the donation
to Asturias of the design of this place, which has experienced
problems since its inauguration but is still an artistic reference in
We could see an exhibition by photographer Tim Parchikov and in the Dome we admired the original work with shape and colour of artist Cruz Díez. We were amazed at the auditorium, whose seats do not make a distinction between social classes, and then climbed to the tower and observed the use of abstract forms and curves in this project, one of Niemeyer's distinctive features.
As a complement, the students participated in the workshop Art-Kids- Tectos, where they created their ideal city with cardboard boxes and paintings, using their ideas and imagination.