As part of its commitment to the sustainable development of Galicia and the protection of its natural and cultural values, Fundación RIA will open a new space in the center of Santiago de Compostela. Casa RIA will be open to the community with an extensive public program of activities.
The building located in Rúa Virxe da Cerca, which will bear the name of CASA RIA, will offer public access spaces that will host a varied program of events, lectures, conferences and exhibitions related to the work of the Fundación RIA, promoting debate and proactive planning to address the environmental, economic and territorial challenges of the present and future of Galicia and projecting its results to other territories. This program will attract local and international experts, institutions and collaborators from different disciplines and sectors, who will find in CASA RIA a place of exchange and application of knowledge.
After three years of working in a space provided by the City Council of Santiago, the former sanatorium will become the new headquarters of Fundación RIA, from which the team will coordinate its research and projects structured around three main axes: urban planning; sustainable land management; and the culture of architectural and urban design. The building's facilities will also allow for temporary student stays and research residencies in collaboration with international reference institutions, as well as including an architectural studio that will support the work of Fundación RIA and the development of its program.
CASA RIA is scheduled to open its doors in mid-2023.