Contemporary Portuguese Architecture: Sea, Stone and Space

22 April - 31 May 1998

Contemporary Portuguese Architecture: Sea, Stone and Space comprised large models and photographs of ten schemes in Portugal, Macao and The Azores. These included projects built along coastlines, near estuaries and by the sea. Also on show were recent schemes that transformed historical Portuguese stone structures and buildings which, through their innovative use of form and space, regenerated cultural, collective and social urban features.

Many of the architects presented were involved in the design of Expo '98, including Alvaro Siza, the architect of Portuguese Pavilion and Eduardo Souto de Moura, responsible for the pavilion's interior design.

To accompany the exhibition, the sculptor Carlos Nogueira was commissioned to create new work for the Economist Plaza, in front of the AF. Nogueira's sensitive handing of readily available, often industrial materials produces work which engages with both its environmental and its architectural context.

To see pictures of the installation for the Economist Plaza click here.

Supported by

The Economist
Contemporary Art Society Projects
Portugal 600
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation