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Donnaregina Contemporary Art Museum

The project for the Museo di Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina in Naples chiefly involved restructuring a historical building which had already been transformed a number of times over the centuries. Alvaro Siza’s intervention firstly involved...

Campo di Marte District

The project for this council housing complex, now in its final stages of completion, was a result of a competition which took place in 1985 and was won by Alvaro Siza, to whom part...

Porto built/voids

The urban tissue, even if it is considered consolidated, is intrinsically inclined towards design, or in other words to a continuous transformation. This clearly applies to the empty areas created by interruptions of the...

Porto built/voids – Café do Cais

Café do Cais sits on the right margin of the Douro river in the Ribeira district of Oporto. It pretends to continue the logic of those provisional elements - Kiosks on the street side...

Porto built/voids – Casa da Musica

This part of Porto was still a city ‘’intact’’, OMA chose not to articulate the new concert hall as a segment of a small scale circular wall around the Rotunda da Boavista but to...

Merida classic/anti-classic – National Museum of Roman Art

Founded by the Legionaries of Augustus in 24 B.C., Mérida became the most important Roman city in Spain at the end of the Empire. Today the presence of the Theater and the Arena are...

Regional Government of Extremadura

The site inspired a building of great formal simplicity whose image fit naturally between the nucleus formed by the historic Alcazaba fortress and the Roman bridge, on the one hand, and the plaza located...

Bilbao planning/opportunity – Campo Volantin Bridge

The footbridge on the Rìa di Bilbao represents a continuation of the Calle Ercilla from the city center; it connects the Uribitarte commercial area, in disuse, with the banks of the Campo de Volantin...

Bilbao planning/opportunity – Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao can witness a strategic resort to certain prestigious names of international architecture: the city subway planned by Norman Foster, the airport by Santiago Calatrava presently under construction, the new general town plan entrusted...

Barcelona extraordinary/everyday – Agbar Tower

It is no tower or skyscraper in the American sense of the term: it is a unique object that emerges from the center of a quite calm city. But it is not a slender,...

Amsterdam homogeneous/inhomogeneous – Residential Housing KNSM – Eiland

It is seldom in our western cities that an architect has the possibility of implementing his ideas without resistance. The structures in which political decision-making is embedded and the committees which assume the role...

Amsterdam homogeneous/inhomogeneous – Silodam

Along a jetty in the Amsterdam Y–river a mixed programme of 160 houses, offices, work spaces, commercial spaces and public spaces has been squeezed into a tight urban envelope. These elements involved four different...
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