The new premises of Casa da Arquitectura – Centro Português de Arquitectura will open in Matosinhos on 17, 18 and 19 November 2017 with an intense and varied program of exhibitions, visits, debates, performances, films, book launches and much animation for children and families.


Casa opens its exhibition program with two distinct proposals: in the Exhibition Aisle we will have “Poder Arquitectura”, curated by the architects Jorge Carvalho, Pedro Bandeira and Ricardo Carvalho who will occupy approximately 800 square meters of the Aisle with a proposal for reflection on “eight powers that align, inflect and diverge among themselves” and involves 40 projects of about 30 different authors from around the world.


The Casa Gallery will receive the X BIAU – Exhibition of the Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism that distinguished the architect Souto de Moura with the Ibero-American Prize of Architecture and Urbanism in its 10th edition. There are 26 selected works, and 4 are Portuguese. BIAU is curated by ângela Garcia de Paredes and Ignacio G. Pedrosa.


A wide program of conferences and debates accompanies the exhibitions. For three days, personalities from all over the world connected to the fields of knowledge with which the architecture interacts will cross in the premises of the Real Viní­cola, within the framework of the Program Please Share! commissioned by the architect Roberto Cremascoli.


All the places in Casa da Arquitectura will be open to visitors. It will be possible to visit the Archive, where the collected and growing collection of architects like Álvaro Siza, Souto de Moura, João Luí­s Carrilho da Graça, João Álvaro Rocha, Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Fernando Távora, among others, is kept. There will be over 500 models, panels, sketches, serigraphs, DVD’s, books and other, in about 800 square meters. Altogether, in its extension, Casa da Arquitectura occupies 5 thousand square meters distributed by public areas destined to exhibitions and presentations. The Auditorium, Library and Shop occupy 36% of the space. For the conservation and maintenance areas, 38% of the space is reserved. The management and internal production areas will have 10% of the space.


The Architecture Party is open to all, without exception. For the youngest and families, an eclectic educational program will offer ongoing activities during the 18th and 19th of November. Several performances will liven up the Real Viní­cola quarter over the weekend. There will be cinema and animation. On the 17th November, Casa da Arquitectura opens its doors to the public at 9:00 pm for a program of celebrations that enter the night.


All are invited. Join us in this celebration!