Archinect - News 2015-11-27T21:21:15-05:00 Spain's €44m Niemeyer centre is shut in galleries glut Archinect 2011-10-04T13:26:26-04:00 >2011-10-04T14:24:41-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A dazzling &euro;44 million (&pound;37.7m) arts centre in the northern Spanish city of Avil&eacute;s is to close after six months amid political squabbling as the country asks itself what to do with a glut of glittering new museums. The Niemeyer centre, which was designed by the celebrated 103-year-old Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, was intended to have the same impact on the industrial Cantabrian sea port as the Guggenheim museum has had on Bilbao, 150 miles to the east.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>