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Porto Architectural Competition
18 Sep 2013 submission deadline
Call For Ideas – International Competition
Urban regeneration of the block Aurifícia Porto, Portugal
Porto Architecture Competition
Submissions deadline: 17.00 (Lisbon Time) September 18th, 2013
The Portuguese Council of Architects – Northern Chapter launched the Call For Ideas – International Competition | Urban regeneration of the block Aurifícia Porto, Portugal, which intends to define urban regeneration strategies for the block bounded by Álvares Cabral Street, by República Square and Mártires da Liberdade Street, by Bragas Street, and by Cedofeita Street.

Porto Bakery, Gondomar – 1 Jul 2013
Design: Paulo Merlini arquitectura
Porto Bakery Portugal
photo : Joao Morgado

Before designing this project the architects visited and analyzed other similar spaces trying to find some errors that could be corrected. They found out that a basic error being committed was that most of these services only had one type of space. This design attitude ignored the variation of mood one feels during the day, or even one is alone or with friends, needs a place to read a book or just wants to socialize.

Eskada Club
Design: AAMD
Eskada Club Porto
photo : Joao Morgado

Eskada Club Porto – 22 May 2013
Drawing on themes from luxury, glamorous and trendy blends Eskada Club Porto stands for an invigorating atmosphere. Thought from a range of differently design rooms, each with its own special feature it has achieved a unique environment out of the mix between past, present and future.

College CEBES – Porto School Building
Design: OVAL – Avelino Oliveira, architects
CEBES College Porto
photo : Joao Morgado

College CEBES Porto – 10 Apr 2013
A group of buildings for the new facilities of the College Cebes (secondary school), which is situated in Foz do Douro, in the municipality of Porto. The project proposes a building that is based on the integration in the surrounding environment characterized by single-family luxury homes, volumes somewhat fragmented, with balconies and rooftops.

Fonte da Luz Housing
Barbosa & Guimaraes
Porto Housing
photo : © José Campos Moreira – Porto

Fonte da Luz Housing – 4 Jun 2012
On a street corner on the Foz of the Douro in Oporto, where once have existed a square and a fountain, the new roads, were built higher “sinking” the pre-existing buildings. Some of the buildings, unfortunately, were replaced, others with some difficulties resisted.

Vidago Palace Spa, Oporto
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Vidago Palace Spa
photo : Nelson Garrido

Vidago Palace Spa – 2 May 2012
Latest building by Pritzker Prize winning architect Álvaro Siza Vieira: in stark contrast to the main building’s Belle Epoque opulence, The Spa is a minimalist oasis of clean lines and white marble.

Bar La Bohème entre amis, Oporto
AVA – Atelier Veloso Arquitectos
Bar La Bohème
photo : Jose Campos

Bar La Bohème entre amis – 7 Mar 2012
Located in the “Galeria de Paris” street, amidst the downtown area of Porto. The redesign sought to implement and structuralize the space, creating its own identity. The solution was formalized through the texture and the colour of the wood, which defines the space and provides depth to the structure’s design.

Patio Huguenot, Oporto
10dedosvalentes
Patio Huguenot
photo : Pedro Afonso

Patio Huguenot – 17 Feb 2012
A shelter for horses and riders… in the core of an urban soil.

Fraunhofer Portugal
Pedra Silva Architects
Fraunhofer Portugal
photo : João Morgado

Fraunhofer Oporto – 27 Sep 2011

Carlos Ramos Pavilion, School of Architecture of Porto
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Carlos Ramos Pavilion
photo : Nelson Garrido

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

Tower Plaza, Vila Nova de Gaia
Regino Cruz Architect
Tower Plaza Vila Nova de Gaia
image : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

Tower Plaza Vila Nova de Gaia

Living Foz apartment building
dEMM arquitectura
Living Foz apartments
image from the architect

Living Foz

Hospital CUF Porto
MVentura & Associados Arquitectos
Hospital CUF Porto Building
photo : António Teixeira

Hospital CUF Porto

Oporto Architecture

Oporto Buildings arranged alphabetically:

Alvaro Siza Office

Alvaro Siza Architects

Blood Bank centre
2004
ARX Portugal

Casa da Música
Rem Koolhaas Architects
Casa da Música
photo by Charlie Koolhaas, Courtesy of Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Porto building – Concert Hall

Education Center of Antas, Porto
AVA – Atelier Veloso Arquitectos
Education Center of Antas
image : José Campos – Arqf.net

Education Center of Antas

House, Outeiro Street
2008
Ezzo Arquitectura

Leça Swimming Pools, just north of Porto
1966
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Leça Swimming Pools
photo from architect

Leça Swimming Pools

Oporto Museum of Modern Art
1996-99
Alvaro Siza Architects

Oporto University – School of Architecture
1987-93
Alvaro Siza Architects

Salgueiros Housing, Lapa
AVA – Atelier Veloso Arquitectos
Travessa de Salgueiros Housing Porto
photograph : João Ferrand

Porto Housing

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Rua D.João de Castro 210
1996-97/99
Alvaro Siza

School of Architecture at Oporto University, Via Panorámica
1987-93/95
Alvaro Siza

Tendinha dos Clérigos bar
AVA – Atelier Veloso Arquitectos
Bar Porto
photograph : João Ferrand

Porto bar

Torre Burgo
2007
Souto de Moura – Arquitectos, S.A.

Vodafone Building, Porto
Barbosa & Guimarães
Vodafone Building Porto
image © Barbosa & Guimarães

Vodafone Building

Oporto architect : Alvaro Siza

Alvaros Siza was educated at the University of Porto School of Architecture – Escola de Belas Artes between 1949 and 55. Later in his career he went on to teach at the Oporto School of Architecture, Portugal. Alvaros Siza Architects have had a Studio in Porto since 1954.

Oporto Architecture – Competition

Note – Oporto is often translated as Porto in English


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Portugal Buildings

Porto building architect – Casa da Música

Casa da Musica Porto : RIBA European Award 2007

Portuguese Architecture

Cork House, Esposende
Arquitectos Anónimos
Cork House Portugal
photo © Ivo Canelas

Cork House Portugal

House 1 in Penafiel
Cláudio Vilarinho
House 1 in Penafiel
image from architect

House in Penafiel

Portuguese Architecture Studios

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