Dates / Schedules
From 15 November 2017 to 11 February 2018 Opening 14 de November, at 7pm
Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm
The official Portuguese representation at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale chose as its central theme Álvaro Siza’s remarkable work in the field of social housing, covering his projects undertaken in different contexts: Campo di Marte (Venice); Schlesisches Tor (Berlin); Schilderswijk West (The Hague); and Bairro da Bouça (Porto). In all of these projects, he demonstrated his experience in terms of social participation, reflecting a democratic understanding of the city, citizenship and the collective memory, which also brought him closer to the thinking of his contemporary Aldo Rossi.
Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli
Álvaro Siza’s projects have created genuine “neighbourhoods”, a central theme on the current European political agenda, in defence of a more inclusive and multicultural society. The exhibition also documents the architect’s return visits to the four neighbourhoods in 2016, where he was confronted with such phenomena as immigration, ghettoisation, touristification and the gentrification of cities.
Fundação Millenium bcp
Canadian Centre for Architecture
CCB/Garagem Sul and Direção Geral das Artes
213 612 614/5
Prices and Discounts
50% architects guild members
50% over 65 years old
Cartão Amigo CCB
Under 18 years old