Lagoa das Furnas Interpretation Centre

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Lagoa das Furnas (Furnas Lagoon) is one of the many exuberant landscapes on the island of São Miguel. The richness of the natural heritage of this island is inestimable, with a wide and extremely rich variety of landscapes and ecosystems. Through the Lagoa das Furnas Interpretation Centre you can find out about its ecosystems, geology, volcanism and native fauna and flora. The building is a stone sculpture in the landscape, an elegant object which is built in perfect harmony with its surroundings. It recently won the internazionale architetture di pietra 2011 – XII edizione award, in the Italian city of Verona, for the spatial and architectural quality of the project and its execution in local stone, basalt in this particular case.  
Author
Aires Mateus  
Address
Rua Lagoa das Furnas
Furnas
Ponta Delgada
Ilha de S. Miguel
Açores  
Email
pnsmiguel.cmif@azores.gov.pt  
Site
Phone
+ 351 296 206 745  
Timetable
16th September to 14th May Tuesday to Friday: 9h00 - 17h00 Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 9h00 - 17h30 15th May to 15th September Monday to Sunday: 10h00 - 18h00  
Location
37º 45.209' N , 25º 20.439' W
Architecture
photography: FG + SG Fotografia de Arquitetura