Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, designed by Mumbai, India–based Charles Correa Associates, is a facility for neuroscience and cancer research in Lisbon, Portugal.

The center's site includes several outdoor gathering spaces that are open to the public, including an amphitheater which is used for concerts and other performances.

Pathways through plaza.



View into the indoor-outdoor garden from the plaza.

An indoor-outdoor garden brings greenery into the stone complex.

Inside the research building, double-height lobby spaces allow visitors to see into lab spaces, furthering the goal of opening the center to the community.


Lecture Hall

A glass bridge connects the two buildings at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.

Glass bridge interior.

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