The Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre opens new headquarters in Paris

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has unveiled on 17 of October, the new headquarters of the Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre in Paris, located in a 1869 building at number 39 Boulevard de la Tour Maubourg in the area of ​​Les Invalides. Since 1965 the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has been developing its activities in the former residence, at 51, Avenue d'Iena. The center has played a key role for more than four decades, in Luso-French diplomatic relations, and its library has become the largest and most important library of Portuguese language outside Portugal and Brazil. The new space on the Boulevard de la Tour Maubourg features around 1,900 square metres on five floors and a basement. The rehabilitation project has been carried out by the Lisbon-based architect Teresa Nunes da Ponte and includes an exhibition area of 240 square metres, and a hall with 140 seats for seminars and conferences.