Europe->Portugal->Galicia (autonomous community)->Coruña, A (province)->Santiago de Compostela
The Center for Musical Studies was built as part of a new development of the University of Santiago de Compostela campus. It serves the University as a center for postgraduate musical studies and for training musicans for the Galicia Symphony Orchestra.
"The two lower levels of a large concrete plinth house the accesses and larger halls: auditorium, electroacoustic and percussion have been buried to improve tone and soundproofing, and to allow fitting large audiences. The three upper levels are arranged following a crown shape, reducing size and public character as their height increases. An interior ring gives access to the classrooms of each floor all the way to the last one, where the rehearsal cabins and staff offices are."
"The masonry of the four facades is made of pieces that follow the stone's natural cutting so that it can reach its maximum expression as construction material." -- 2004. Centro de Altos Estudios Musicales, Santiago. A+V Monographs,105-106,130.
Keywords: Spain, Santiago de Compostela, Centro de Altos Estudios Musicales, Escola de Altos Estudios Musicais, Ensamble Studio, institutional buildings, school buildings, university, modern, Music Studies Centre, Music Studies Center. Submitted by Timothy Crowther, recipient of the 2005 Whitaker Travelling Fellowship.