What do (and how do) Portuguese architects do throughout the world
Conference cycle “Outside Job – Reporting design process overseas / The diaspora of Portuguese architecture”
Nuno Ravara is an associate of the Herzog & de Meuron studio and has led projects such as the Forum of Barcelona or the new headquarters of BBVA in Madrid. Sérgio Rebelo works with Mexican Fernando Romero and has been involved in iconic and large-scale projects such as the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, the Latin American Art Museum in Miami (2016) and the new (and gigantic) Mexico City airport . Diogo Bleck works with Norman Foster and has just completed four huge railway stations that will take the pilgrims to Mecca, Haramain High Speed Rail of Saudi Arabia. They have in common the fact that they are Portuguese architects and have presented their work in the scope of the cycle of conferences “Outside Job – Reporting design process overseas / The diaspora of Portuguese architecture”, organized by the House of Architecture: Portuguese Architecture Center.
Commissioned by the architect Diogo Brito, the event brought together ten Portuguese architects who work in some of the world’s largest offices, schools and magazines of architecture, exhausting all of last Saturday the auditorium of the Casa das Artes do Porto. If doubts existed, it was confirmed the great interest of the architecture community for the work of Portuguese architects across borders. The cycle will therefore give rise to a publication that will share the different methodologies presented by the participants, assuming itself as an auxiliary tool of architects’ work.