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The Complex

On October 5th 2010 the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown was inaugurated in Lisbon, Portugal.

Designed by the architect, Charles Correa, this project returned to the public a part of the important riverside area of Pedrouços, next to Belem.

At the point where the RIver Tejo meets the Atlantic and from where the great Portuguese navigators once set sail, the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown seeks to celebrate not only the area’s epic past but also an outstanding moment in the recent history of our country.

Here, everything converges to the creation of a unique atmosphere for the development of the most advanced multidisciplinary and translational research in the field of biomedicine. The building’s contemporary architecture, along with its functionality, offers outstanding conditions to investigators, academics and health professionals, from Portugal and beyond, to carry out work oriented towards excellence and practical results.

The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown covers an area of 60,000m2 facing the River Tejo and comprises three large areas. The main building houses the Champalimaud Clinical Centre’s diagnostic and treatment facilities, an indoor garden, research laboratories and administrative services, all interlinked to promote discussion and collaboration between scientists, clinicians and other professionals. The tropical pergola-covered garden is at the heart of this structure.

Tne Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is a state-of-the-art facility for science, medicine, technology and public use.

The documentary film "Into the Unknown", directed by Sankalp Meshram and dedicated to Charles Corrêa, opens the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown doors for a unique look on the architecture of this building that is already a landmark in the city of Lisbon. To watch the full documentary click on the image below.

Into the Unknown