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Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal

Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal is part of the Tentative list of Portugal in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Wojciech Fedoruk Poland 04-Jul-17

Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T) by Wojciech Fedoruk

Driving the most popular motorway Lisbon-Porto we made a quick detour to see the university campus in Aveiro, especially its library building, placed on Portuguese T-List. The library, according to the description of the proposal, is one of the best examples of Alvaro Siza's architectural style. I am not familiar with modern architecture and I have not heard about Alvaro Siza before, but I liked the library building and the whole campus. In style and atmosphere it is so different from (not so distant) University of Coimbra but if I was a student again, I might consider these two places equally. I am not aware how many buildings of the Aveiro University have been designed by (or in cooperation with) Alvaro Siza, but the library building is similar in style to all other edifices of the campus. The library building can be seen from outside, taking photographs is not allowed inside (and as a visitor you can only enter the lobby). Although all my family liked the visit, being ignorants in modern architecture we could not understand the potential outstanding universal value of the place.

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Site Info

  • Full name: Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal
  • Country: Portugal
  • Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2017 - Submitted 

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The site has 22 locations. Show all

  • Adega Mayor
  • Aleixo Offices (Architechtural Practice)
  • Baixa Chiado Masterplan and Metro Station
  • Bank in Oliveira de Azeméis
  • Bank in Vila do Conde
  • Beires House
  • Boavista Building
  • Casa Avelino Duarte
  • Casa de Chá da Boa Nova
  • Cuatro Casas
  • Escola de Educação de Setúbal
  • Faculty of Architecture University of Porto
  • Library of the University of Aveiro
  • Pavilion of Portugal in Expo'98
  • Piscina da Quinta da Conceicao
  • Piscina das Mares
  • Quinta da Malagueira housing estate
  • Revigrés
  • Santa Maria church of Marco de Canavezes
  • Sao Bento Metro Station
  • Serralves
  • Viera De Castro House