rectory of the new university of lisbon
the conference wil take
place at the new rectory building of the new university of lisbon. it is located
in campus de campolide.
winner of the
valmor architecture prize in 2002, the rectory building
"is one of those clear works which result from the logical distribution of a
programme and which, simultaneously, fit in with the typology and history of the
place, sharing its chosen typology with the will to shape the city." [manuel
graça dias, expresso newspaper, 20.07.2002]
manuel aires mateus
and francisco aires mateus, authors of the project, describe their work in the
"the piece of land is a promontory
next to one of the main entrances to lisbon. the space is bordered by the
ancient and long jesuit college. the construction of the rectory building,
perpendicular to the college, adds a new dimension to the whole, capturing a
three-dimensional space. the programme anticipated two groups of very distinct
spaces: administrative functions, tidied away, in the tower overlooking monsanto
park; representative functions, with large areas, installed in the basement. the
resulting building is the same height as the three-floor college, with its
façade in white stone so as not to allow one to fully perceive its many levels.
the cover over the large spaces is walkable and connects the campus’ main areas.
under this square, the representative spaces are carved using the overlap of the
three levels, above which the building operates three-dimensionally. "
walking from novotel
leave the hotel and turn right. walk for 200
meters. just before the masque, go up the stairs on your right. on the top of
the stairs, go right. after walking a few meters you will see the rectory
take the blue line and exit at s. sebastião (best) or praça de espanha.