For the third season’s theme “Tourism & Architecture” (2012 – 2013) the South chapter of Portuguese Architect Association (OASRS) together with TURA developed a cycle of circuits that explores the typical route of a tourist through Lisbon.
Equipped with sharp eyes and a booklet, participants were invited to stroll Lisbon by the eyes of a tourist – even if in their own city -, analyzing every detail and taking the time to perceive subtleties in common places. Unveiling the backstage of visited places, each project is presented along its untold story by the words of those who know them better: the authors.
1/6 Hotel Infrastructures / Where to sleep
The first tour of this cycle presented three hotels with distinct scales and ambiences.
Hotel Inspira Santa Marta, guided by PROMONTÓRIO Architectcs
The Independente Hostel & Suites, guided by Duarte d’Eça Leal
2/6 Restaurants / Where to eat
In the second of six circuits, three catering equipments were presented, from training to degustation, exploring different spatiality resulting from distinct architectural exercises.
Lisbon Hotel and Tourism School, guided by Teresa Nunes da Ponte, Architect
Belcanto Restaurant, guided by José Avillez, Chef
Can the Can Restaurant, guided by Akis Konstantinidis, Architect/Chef.
3/6 Cultural Infrastructures / What to visit
Keeping pace with the rehabilitation frenzy in Lisbon’s downtown, the third tour visited three recently regenerated cultural equipments.
Atelier-Museum Júlio Pomar, guided by Sara Antónia Matos, Director/Curator
Money Museum, guided by João Pedro Falcão de Campos, Architect
Pátio da Galé, guided by Tiago Silva Dias, Architect
4/6 Logistic Infrastructures / How to travel
Taking place by river Tagus, the forth circuit presents logistic and transport infrastructures where thousands of users circulate in the daily hustle.
Cais do Sodré Interface, guided by Pedro Viana Botelho, Architect
Terreiro do Paço Fluvial Interface, guided by Ana Costa, Architect VTS Tower, guided by Rui Alexandre, Architect at APL
5/6 Tourism Attracting Infrastructures / Must see
Extolling the value of Lisbon as a unit, this circuit was developed as a reflection on the relationship between the city and the river, exploring Lisbon’s riverfront and particularly the urban regeneration strategy between Cais do Sodré and Santa Apolonia along its touristic pressure.
Ribeira das Naus, pelos olhos de João Gomes da Silva, Landscape Architect and João Nunes Landscape Architect
Terreiro do Paço, pelos olhos de Pedro Trindade, Architect
Campo das Cebolas e Terminal dos Cruzeiros, guided by Victor Beiramar Diniz, Landscape architect
6/6 Bye, see you soon!
The sixth takes place in form of a conversation. “6/6 Bye, see you soon” seeks to uncover the parity of the activities of tourist activities with the city. Aiming to reflect about touristic sites and tours, four operators were invite to talk about their insight on the relation between their activities with the city, and how do mobility methods affect the perception of the city by the tourist.
The closing of this cycle seeks to stimulate different ways of apprehending the city, understanding the landscape and its plural cultural identity, through the sharing of unique experiences, full of stories and interactions with architecture.