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Presentation of the Research Programme about the work of the Alvaro Siza Vieira

(available only in English)

Next Monday, April 8, the Serralves Foundation Auditorium in Porto will host the presentation session of the Integrated Research and Development Programme on the work of the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. The session includes an address by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, followed by a debate moderated by Helena Pereira (Foundation for Science and Technology) and Carles Muro (Serralves Foundation), and will be closed by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor.

During the session, the Cooperation Protocol between the Foundation for Science and Technology, the Serralves Foundation and the Ministry of Culture for the creation of the Integrated Research and Development Program on the architectural work of Álvaro Siza Vieira will be signed, This program aims to stimulate and support new multidisciplinary R&D projects in multiple disciplinary areas, from architectural design and its relationship with the arts to urbanism and the social sciences, as well as engineering and material sciences, exploring the archives held by architect Álvaro Siza Vieira at the Serralves Foundation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

The new program includes two Calls of scientific research and technological development, to take place in 2019 and 2020, to support research projects on the work of Álvaro Siza Vieira in multiple aspects, namely:

  1. Architecture projects and their relationship with the users of the spaces and their social environment;
  2. The integration and interrelation of architectural works with the surrounding spaces, the city, the landscape, and the territory;
  3. The relationship of architecture to the arts, namely drawing, sculpture and film, and the applied arts;
  4. The materialization of architecture, including structures, technologies, and materials and their relationship to performance and surrounding conditions.

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