The stylish centre occupies two floors of Mar Vermelho Building, an airy, contemporary structure designed by architect Marc Rolinet, complete with secure underground parking. Part of a modern development, the building is just a short walk from the Oriente metro station and the Gare do Oriente, one of Lisbon's main transport hubs. Ten minutes' drive from Lisbon airport, and 20 minutes from the city centre, the district is home to the headquarters of multinationals in technology, pharmaceuticals and financial services - as well as the Vasco de Gama regional shopping centre and many restaurants. Portugal's capital is noted for its importance in finance, commerce, international trade, media, entertainment, arts, education and tourism. It is one of the major economic centres on the continent, with a growing financial centre and one of the largest container ports on Europe's Atlantic coast.