Lisbon, A Guide To An Architectural City

We put together a list of 12 modern/contemporary buildings that we feel provides a good starting point. It is far from complete. There are dozens of other great buildings that are not our list, and we are looking to add to the list in the near future. Please add your favorites in the comment section below so we can add them on the second go around. Again thank you to all our readers who sent in their suggestions and photographs. The city guides would not be possible without your help.

12. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Ruy Jervis d’Athouguia, Pedro Cid and Alberto Pessoa

Ruy Jervis d’Athouguia, Pedro Cid and Alberto Pessoa received the commission for the Gulbenkian Foundation and Museum after winning a competition in 1959. The competition invited three teams of three architects to propose their ideas for buildings that would serve as a cultural center and museum for the late Calouste Gulbenkian’s impressive art collection. The final designs were constructed in 1969.

11. Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown / Charles Correa Associates

Charles Correa Associates designed this research and diagnostic center located in Lisbon. It is a state-of-the-art facility guided by some of the best scientist in the world. Correa says, “What makes me most proud about this project is that it is NOT a Museum of Modern Art. On the contrary, it uses the highest levels of contemporary science and medicine to help people grappling with real problems; cancer, brain damage and going blind. And to house these cutting-edge activities, we tried to create a piece of architecture. Architecture as Sculpture. Architecture as Beauty. Beauty as therapy.”

Architect: Charles Correa Associates
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Project Area: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: José Campos, arqf architectural photography


10. Gare do Oriente Station / Santiago Calatrava

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Lines North Line
South Line
Sintra Line
Azambuja Line
Structure Concrete
Levels 6
Platforms 8
Parking yes
Bicycle facilities yes
Other information
Opened 1998

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9. Pavilion of Portugal / Alvaro Siza Vieira

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Architect: Alvaro Siza
Collaborators: Eduardo Souto de Moura
Year(s) of construction: 1995-1997
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Coordinates: 38° 45′ 58″ N, 9° 5′ 42″ W

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8. Rectory of Universidade Nova de Lisboa / Aires Mateus Architects  1317153850-courtesy-of-flickr-cc-license-konstriktion.jpg (1024×1024)

7. Pavilhão do Conhecimento / João Luís Carrilho Da Graça 1317153859-courtesy-of-flickr-cc-license-leonl.jpg (1024×682)

6. Pavilhão Atlântico / Regino Cruz, Skidmore Owings & Merrill 1317153831-courtesy-of-flickr-cc-license-dynamosquito.jpg (1024×768)

5. Baixa-Chiado Metro Station / Alvaro Siza Vieira

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4. Centro Cultural De Belém / Vittorio Gregotti, Manuel Salgado 1317153876-courtesy-of-flickr-cc-license-morgaine.png (1024×768)

3. Bar À Margem / João Pedro Falcão De Campos, José Ricardo Vaz 1317153838-courtesy-of-flickr-cc-license-ijulian.jpg (1000×667)

2. Mar do Oriente / Aires Mateus

Architects: Aires Mateus
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Project Leaders: Valentino Capelo Sousa, Bruno Moura Anes
Collaborators: Patrícia Marques, Maria Rebelo Pinto, Tiago Mestre, Afonso Almeida Fernandes
Client: “Mar do Oriente” Cooperative
Structural Engineer: José Nascimento
Air treatment: João Soares
Electrical Engineer & Communications: Saraiva de Figueiredo
Acoustics: José Nascimento
Landscape design: Margarida Quelhas
Constructor: Empreiteiros Casais
Surface Area: 7,200 sqm
Built Area: 16,700 sqm
Project Year: 2008

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1. Terraços de Bragança / Alvaro Siza Vieira

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