Exhibition: Bartolomeu Costa Cabral: um arquivo em construção / Bartolomeu Costa Cabral: An archive in construction
Opening ceremony: 13th November 2021 at 16H00, Lopes Martins Mansion(Marques da Silva Foundation)

Docomomo International is pleased to share that next Saturday, 13th November 2021 will happen the opening ceremony of the exhibition Bartolomeu Costa Cabral: um arquivo em construção / Bartolomeu Costa Cabral: An archive in construction. The event will take place at 16H00 on the first floor of the Lopes Martins Mansion, Porto.

“Curated by Paulo Providência, Pedro Baía and Mariana Couto,  it aims to record a reading of the architect Bartolomeu Costa Cabral´s production – of more than 200 projects, from 1948 to the present day – through the interrelations of the collection recently deposited at the Marques da Silva Foundation with the archives of the architects Maurício Vasconcelos and Alçada Baptista (GPA – Grupo de Planeamento e Arquitectura) and Nuno Teotónio Pereira. It will seek to translate the plurality of this architect’s professional career, in the context of housing, school and equipment programmes.”

“Thus, it revisits projects developed at different scales of intervention, programs, places and concept, structured into 3 sections – Housing, City, University – namely works as diverse as: the Blocks of Olivais Sul and the Águas Livres Housing Block; the House of Rua da Verónica and the Taipa House; the housing plan of the Pego Longo Neighborhood and the EPUL Building in Martim Moniz, the  Castelo School, the Escola Superior de Tecnologia in Tomar and the buildings for the University of Minho and the University of Beira Interior.

Several videos and documents frame the drawings and models that throughout the exhibition allow us to monitor the development of these projects.”

The exhibition will be present at the Lopes Martins Mansion (Marques da Silva Foundation) until 23 April 2022.

The exhibition press release can be read here [Portuguese].
For more information go to Marques da Silva Foundation’s website