Eisenman's initial proposal for the City of Culture site included eight buildings. The plan was eventually whittled back to six. Two of those buildings have yet to be constructed: a 220,000-square-foot performing arts theater and a 135,000-square-foot arts center.  

Eisenman's original model for the City of Culture.

Eisenman's original model for the City of Culture.


The model depicts both the project and the center of historic Santiago de Compostela (far right).

The model depicts both the project and the center of historic Santiago de Compostela (far right).


Another view of the City of Culture model, with Santiago de Compostela in the background.

Another view of the City of Culture model, with Santiago de Compostela in the background.


A detail of the model.

A detail of the model.


A rendering of the music center.

A rendering of the music center.


A rendering of the main performance space.

A rendering of the main performance space.


A rendering of the theater lobby.

A rendering of the theater lobby.


For more on Peter Eisenman, his City of Culture, and Santiago de Compostela, including a video flyover and articles on the architect's other projects, click here.