The unquestionable reference of this magnificent covered
plaza designed by Villanueva, is Le Corbusier's lobby in
the Palace of the Soviets project of 1931. This plaza works
as a lobby for the theater and the rectory and it is decorated
with art works by Bloc, Calder, Pevsner etc. It has been an
inspiration for many architects, including Alvaro Siza when
designing the Portugal Pavilion for the Expo 98.