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House of Culture in Southern Brazil

A historic hotel has been converted into a cultural center where the public can practice and enjoy theater, cinema, literature, music, exhibits, dancing, seminars, daycare and more.

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What a beautiful place.  

There are two key elements to this space that should be noted for this challenge: (1) the government has re-appropriated a beautiful and historic building for public use and (2) the space is available for both structured and unstructured activities.

I've seen people sitting on the ground in the corridors playing cards ('Magic the Gathering'), groups of friends practicing a dance routine to a boombox on the deck, and couples strolling on the roof on a date.  

Programming is of course important.  But equally important is the open and welcoming atmosphere.

Here is the wikipedia entry (translated into English by Google Translate):

Here is the official site (translated into English by Google Translate):

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Loving the inclusiveness of 'structured and unstructured' activities, Andy!