January 4th, 2011

Lisboa - Contemporary architecture

Gare do Oriente (Oriental Station), Lisbon, Portugal.
 
Detail of metallic structures designed by architect Calatrava. 1
Santiago Calatrava
It was and finished in 1998 for the Expo '98 world's fair in Parque das Nações, where it is located.

Gare do Oriente Oriental Station Lisbon Portugal Detail of metallic structures designed by architect

    
 

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Lisbon Oceanarium in the Parque das Nações
Lisbon Oceanarium
The building is the work of the architectural firm Cambridge Seven Associates under the direction of Peter Chermayeff, resembling an Aircraft carrier, and is built in the pier of an internal sea. It is one of the largest aquariums in the world, and has a large collection of marine species - birds, mammals, fishes, cnidaria and other marine organisms.
http://www.oceanario.pt/

open 10-18
12,00€
Oriente” is a leisurely 10 minute walk away from the Aquarium


 Vasco de Gama Tower in the Parque das Nações
Vasco de Gama Tower

The Vasco da Gama Tower (Portuguese: Torre Vasco da Gama) is a 145 m/476 ft high lattice tower, built over the Tagus river. It is named after Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who was the first European to arrive in India by sail, in 1498. The architecture of the tower was by Leonor Janeiro, Nick Jacobs and SOM. The steel structure, representing the sail of a caravel, was assembled by engineering company Martifer.
The tower was built in 1998 for the Expo 98 World's Fair. At the 120 m/394 ft-level, there was an observation deck and, just below it, a luxury panoramic restaurant. At the base of the tower was a three-storey building that served as the European Union Pavilion during the expo.



Alcântara Docks
Alcântara Docks

The dock area below 25 de Abril Bridge along the river in Alcantara between Baixa and Belem is one of the city's most pleasant places for a drink in late afternoon and with a lively atmosphere at night.

Former warehouses overlooking an attractive yachting marina have been transformed into a multitude of cosmopolitan bars,
restaurants, and clubs for all tastes.

Those who enjoy walking can also set off from here to the monuments in
Belem, through the green lawns along the river (about a 30-minute walk).
Where:
Alcвntara/Belem
How: Take the Cascais train from
Cais do Sodre Station to Alcantara station, and walk towards the bridge.




Baixa-Chiado Metro Station

Alvaro Siza Vieira

 

 

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CCO-Centro de Comando Operacional de Lisboa

CCO-Centro de Comando Operacional de Lisboa 

 

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School of Music, Polytecnic Institute of Lisbon

JLCG arquitectos

School of Music, Polytecnic Institute of Lisbon 


 

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Rossio Station 

Rossio Station 
 

 
Collapse )Headquarters and Studios R.T.P./R.D.P., Lisbon


Headquarters and Studios R.T.P./R.D.P. 

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