Carlos Ramos Pavilion, Oporto – Álvaro Siza Portugal

Carlos Ramos Pavilion Oporto, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, Portugal Building

Carlos Ramos Pavilion, Oporto, Portugal : FAUP Building

Architectural Project – design by Álvaro Siza in Portugal

18 Jul 2011

Carlos Ramos Pavillion

Porto
Portugal
1985 – 86 ; 2011
Design: Álvaro Siza Vieira

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photos : Nelson Garrido

Carlos Ramos Pavillion FAUP

The Carlos Ramos Pavilion, one of a set of buildings of the School of Architecture of Porto (FAUP), in Portugal, was designed by the architect Álvaro Siza. Built between 1985 and 1986 has recently been rehabilitated.

The building became an opportunity to honor Carlos Ramos, one of the most important directors of the school – responsible for its management since 1952 until the sixties – for having created an ideological context of large opening that would provide a profound renewal of the teaching of architecture at the School of Porto.

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photos : Nelson Garrido

Built to solve the lack of working conditions and space for the development of educational activity of the newly created FAUP and limited by the constraints of a very modest budget, the Carlos Ramos Pavillion would become a reference in Álvaro Siza work.

Evidencing an attitude of respect and reinterpreting the existing garden, the building was designed to naturally integrate the scale of existing constructions and the presence of secular trees. Thus, the presence of camellias, rhododendrons and a eucalyptus determine the twists of the building and the retreat of its base in a way that would not affect the root of the trees that outline the landscape with him.

The Carlos Ramos Pavillion hosts one of the years of the architecture course constituting a permanent lesson and inspiration for the future generation of architects.

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photos : Nelson Garrido

Carlos Ramos Pavillion, Porto image / information from Alvaro Siza Vieira

Alvaro Siza

Location: Carlos Ramos Pavillion, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, Via Panorâmica S/N, 4150- 755 Porto


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Portuguese Architecture

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Portuguese building designs by Alvaro Siza – Selection:

Leça Swimming Pools
1966
Leça Swimming Pools
photo from architect
Leça Swimming Pools

Church of Macro de Canaveses
1996
Church of Macro de Canaveses
photo from Alvaro Siza
Church of Macro de Canaveses

Portuguese Architects

Alvaro Siza Architect
Architecture Studio in Porto since 1954
Alvaro Siza was born in Matosinhos, Portugal in 1933
Alvaro Siza architect
photo from architect

Carlos Ramos Pavillion : Oporto building

Alvaro Siza : Pritzker Prize Winner 1992

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Carlos Ramos Pavilion Building

Website: www.fa.up.pt

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