08 – 11.02.2020
Tutor: Miguel Araújo, com Paulo Moreira
INSTITUTO hosts the workshop ‘Clérigos Passage’, with students from Graduate School of Architecture, Konkuk University (Seoul, Korea).
The Clérigos hillside, once the limit of the Medieval city wall, became an important residential and commercial centre as the city expanded northwards. On the top of the slope we find the Clérigos Church, designed by Nicolau Nasoni and completed in 1750. On the bottom, the Praça da Liberdade, one of the city’s most important squares. The top and bottom of the slope is connected by three ‘parallel’ streets: the main street Rua dos Clérigos; Rua de Trás (literally, ‘back street’, narrower than the latter); and the Rua dos Caldeireiros (which bends, following the topography). These streets are delimited by narrow 3-5 storeys houses on each side, forming continuous urban blocks that in some cases contain courtyards within. Each house varies subtly in terms of proportion, distribution, fenestration, decoration, etc. Students are invited to collectively observe this urban structure, build a site model, and then propose an elevated pedestrian walkway through the urban blocks, over Rua dos Clérigos, Rua de Trás and Rua dos Caldeireiros.
08 - 11.02.2020
11 - 22.02.2020
Alex Kirschstein, Paulo Moreira