Bouça Housing Complex
This project, from 1973, was integrated in the program SAAL in Porto to create social housing for poor people. And even though it was made through highly controlled costs, Siza Vieira managed to create a housing complex that is worth studying and visiting.
In 1977 there where only two blocks completed. Nowadays, in 2004, all the blocks were concluded and a new life was given to this complex. Instead of having only poor people living here, the low prices and high quality living attracted artists, architects and young couples to settle in.
With four levels, each block present an articulation in terms of passages that connect the whole complex. Together with the housing units there is also commercial spaces and green open spaces.