I've just been digging into the Alvaro Siza Ensemble nomination a little more and have come across this project SizaATLAS
the scope of SizaATLAS project is to address a comprehensive inventory of all of Siza's built works, and to develop a detailed documentation and analysis of the 18 buildings selected for the WH List
So I finally have a definitive number of projects to hunt for, we currently have 22 locations identified, see below, so I think 4 will have to go, though there is an additional site that I have become aware of, so I think 5 may have to cut.
I have e-mailed one of the academics working on this project so may be able to get a definitive list soon, but until then here is my thinking on the projects to be included.
At the bottom are the 22 locations that I identified in 2018
, to that I would feel fairly confident adding the Bouca Housing estate in Porto
, which is one of the 7 projects highlighted in his selected works on the Pritzker Prize website
. Side note: you can stay there if you are heading to Porto Option 1 or Option 2, both very reasonably priced for Porto, at least for a family of 4 anyway.
So we would probably need to remove 5 from our original list of 22+1 new site to bring us down to the desired 18 projects. Sorry probably not much interest to most, but if I document my thought process here it is useful for understanding where I made a decsion/ error later on, it helped that I had done that when looking back at my original list of 22 sites.
I broke the 22 original sites into 3 categories
a. 10 sites mentioned specifically in the t-list proposal on the world heritage centre site
b. 10 likely projects from municipalities mentioned in the t-list text
c. 2 potential other major works not covered by a. or b.
I think it is very straightforward to remove the 2 in category c
, I was basing them off of well know projects (I think from a book of selected works I saw in the library) but as they or their municipality aren't mentioned anywhere in the nomination text it would be easy to remove them.
So that would leave 3 from category b.
The sites in Evora and Aveiro are unique to their municipality so are almost certainly included.
The Baixa Chiado Masterplan is in Lisbon, already covered by the Expo Pavilion, however it seems like such a prominent project, and is the best example of the explicitly stated urban renewal and rehabilitation; town-planning
mentioned in the t-list text I can't imagine it wouldn't be part of a propossal.
So I think the remaining 3 sites to remove will have to come from either Porto or Matosinhos.
There are two that jump out at me for removal in Porto São Bento Metro Station
and Aleixo Offices (Architectural Practice)
. Whilst both good examples of his work, they outwardly at least seem more functional and I haven't encountered discussion of them too much in my research.
As for the final one, I think my gut instinct is the Boa Visita building
as it hasn't featured that prominently when I have been reading. Neither have the 4 Houses in Matashinos, but as they were his first works, I would imagine they would be retained to give a full scope of his works, much like the early works of le Corbusier were.
So that leaves us with
Category. Project-or-Building/ Municipality/ Co-ordinatesTo keep:
a. Bank in Oliveira de Azeméis/ Oliveira de Azeméis/ 40.838560, -8.477313
a. Santa Maria church of Marco de Canavezes/ Marco de Canavezes/ 41.188560, -8.145385
a. Adega Mayor/ Campo Maior/ 39.050100, -7.094356
a. Piscina das Mares/ Leça da Palmeira/ 41.192778, -8.707778
a. Casa de Chá da Boa Nova/ Leça da Palmeira/ 41.203020, -8.715001
a. Beires House/ Póvoa de Varzim/ 41.385483, -8.762296
a. Bank in Vila do Conde/ Vila do Conde/ 41.353196, -8.741629
a. Casa Avelino Duarte/ Ovar/ 40.862790, -8.644060
a. Escola de Educação de Setúbal/ Setúbal/ 38.519986, -8.838166
a. Pavilion of Portugal in Expo'98/ Lisboa/ 38.765829, -9.095285
b. Quinta da Malagueira housing estate/ Évora/ 38.568738, -7.925359
b. Library of the University of Aveiro/ Aveiro/ 40.631181, -8.659829
b. Baixa Chiado Masterplan and Metro Station/ Lisboa/ 38.710521, -9.142089
b. Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto/ Porto/ 41.150383, -8.636518
b. Serralves/ Porto/ 41.159789, -8.659602
b. Cuatro Casas/ Matosinhos/ 41.185350, -8.685082
b. Piscina da Quinta da Conceição/ Matosinhos/ 41.197126, -8.686788To add:
b. Bouça Housing Complex/ Porto/ 41.156479, -8.617084To remove:
b. Boavista Building/ Porto/ 41.162599, -8.667288
b. Aleixo Offices (Architectural Practice)/ Porto/ 41.149284, -8.649420
b. São Bento Metro Station/ Porto/ 41.145101, -8.610886
c. Viera De Castro House/ Famalicao/ 41.405606, -8.541914
c. Revigrés/ Águeda/ 40.531731, -8.449006