Cultour

Guided visits by architects to architectural works

Porto/ Matosinhos

Porto Cruise Terminal |  Luís Pedro Silva   | © Fernando Guerra FG+SG
Porto Cruise Terminal |  Luís Pedro Silva   | © Fernando Guerra FG+SG
Porto Cruise Terminal |  Luís Pedro Silva   | © Fernando Guerra FG+SG
Casa da Arquitectura |  Guilherme Machado Vaz   | © Luís Ferreira Alves
Casa da Arquitectura |  Guilherme Machado Vaz   | © Luís Ferreira Alves
Piscina das Marés de Leça | Álvaro Siza Vieira | Porto, Leça | © Fernando Guerra
Casa de Chá | Álvaro Siza Vieira | Porto, Leça | © Fernando Guerra
Casa de Chá | Álvaro Siza Vieira | Porto, Leça | © Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra

Portugal is a country with a mild climate that invites you to enjoy open space architecture. We propose a stroll along a park designed by the architect Sidónio Pardal, which runs into the estuary redesigned by Ignasi Solà Morales, stretching into Eduardo Souto Moura’s seaside avenue. We carry on, to find out that “under” our feet, springs a seawater pool punctuated by rocks and evidenced by the geometry of Álvaro Siza Vieira’s architecture.

We move to the interior of a townhouse and of a time (last century’s fifties) in which architecture is constructed at the rhythm of Fernando Távora’s walking pace. We will be greeted at the Álvaro Siza’ Documentation Centre, in what was the family home of Siza Vieira, renovated by the architect in 1960/1961 and in 2009, which is at the genesis of the future House of Architecture in Portugal.

We will, finally rest inside the Tea House Boa Nova, our eyes set on the sea.