CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM
The construction of Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) was decided in 1988. The main purpose was to raise a structure that could welcome and accommodate the Portuguese European Union Presidency, in 1992, remaining subsequently as a prime venue for cultural activities.
An international architectural competition was held and the selected proposal belonged to the architects consortium Vittorio Gregotti (Italy) and Manuel Salgado (Portugal). They designed the construction of five modules of which only the three first ones were raised.
The Conference Centre was conceived in order to support conferences and meetings of all nature or dimension.
The Performing Arts Centre is the core of the production and displaying of CCB cultural and artistic activities.
Finally, the Exhibition Centre is composed by galleries displaying exhibitions of modern art, architecture, design and photography. Since June 2007, it also lodges the Foundation of Modern and Contemporary Art - Museum Collection Berardo.
ACCESS AFRICA FORUM - MOZAMBIQUE
Arrival at Main Entrance of CCB
Please use the external staircases (left or right) to reach the 1st floor entrance to the conference centre.
From here please follow the indications of the hostess and the signposting for the ACCESS AFRICA FORUM in the Foyer of the 1st floor.
The reception area for participants is located in the Foyer of the Conference Centre located on the 1st floor and easily accessed.
The Forum will take place in the Almada Negreiros Room located on the 2nd floor.
This room, named after one of the most wellknown 19th century Portuguese painter, poet and writer, José Sobral Almeida Negreiros, offers a dazzling view over the gardens of the Jerónimos Monastery and the nearby Tagus River.
Catering and Networking Area
The coffee breaks will take place in the Foyer of the meeting room. The Networking Lunches will be served in one of the Restaurant areas of the cultural centre on the 1st floor. Please follow the indications given by the hostesses.
Centro Cultural de Belém
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