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Pavilion of Portugal

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Alvaro Siza Vieira
 
location Lisbon
function art, museum
contributed by Joao_Morgado

The architect's masterpiece, both for the tension he manages to create between a necessary, desired and difficult monumentality, and the delicate articulation - with the program and the location - both for daring of the solution and its intensive effect of a representative image symbol. The palatial theme, which he used first in the school in Setúbal, is here taken to expressive heights, combining the 'colossal' arcade with it's reflection and sublimation in the waters of the quay. The roof of the large ceremonial area is the finishing touch to the effect, which reminds us of Niemeyer and the most innovative of modern architecture and engineering in concrete and steel. It is an enormous 'shell', appearing to throw off its supports (only visible as the skeleton, like armour), and the down-facing curvature (an 'anti-dome'), like a reinforced tent, ephemeral and paradoxically vulnerable, with apparent fragility, but an enormous plastic force.

 

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Siza's masterpiece! Portugal proud! Trully sublime!
Lisbon, Portugal 15-May-09
kerstin Thompson says:
great resource - thanks
15-Oct-08
roosdp says:
I generally really like Siza's work. This one however is completely beside the point.
manila, Philippines 01-Dec-07
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Pavilion of Portugal
Address
Alameda dos Oceanos
Portugal
Project is not public!
How to get there? Metro - Oriente
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Completion 2- 1998
ArchitectAlvaro Siza Vieira
Client Parque Expo
 
Project ID 1212
Latitude/Longitude 38°45'57N 09°05'43W
Contributed by Joao_Morgado
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