Carlos Ramos Pavilion Oporto, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, Portugal Building

Carlos Ramos Pavilion, Oporto

Architectural Project – FAUP Building design by Álvaro Siza in Portugal

18 Jul 2011

Location: Porto, Portugal

Dates built: 1985 – 86 ; 2011

Design: Álvaro Siza Vieira

Carlos Ramos Pavilion Oporto: Álvaro Siza

Photos by Nelson Garrido

Carlos Ramos Pavilion

The Carlos Ramos Pavilion, one of a set of buildings of the School of Architecture of Porto (FAUP), in Portugal, was designed by the architect Álvaro Siza. Built between 1985 and 1986 has recently been rehabilitated.

Carlos Ramos Pavilion Oporto: Álvaro Siza

Carlos Ramos Pavilion FAUP

The building became an opportunity to honor Carlos Ramos, one of the most important directors of the school – responsible for its management since 1952 until the sixties – for having created an ideological context of large opening that would provide a profound renewal of the teaching of architecture at the School of Porto.

Carlos Ramos Pavilion Oporto: Álvaro Siza

Built to solve the lack of working conditions and space for the development of educational activity of the newly created FAUP and limited by the constraints of a very modest budget, the Carlos Ramos Pavilion would become a reference in Álvaro Siza work.

Carlos Ramos Pavilion Oporto: Álvaro Siza

Evidencing an attitude of respect and reinterpreting the existing garden, the building was designed to naturally integrate the scale of existing constructions and the presence of secular trees. Thus, the presence of camellias, rhododendrons and a eucalyptus determine the twists of the building and the retreat of its base in a way that would not affect the root of the trees that outline the landscape with him.

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photos : Nelson Garrido

The Carlos Ramos Pavilion hosts one of the years of the architecture course constituting a permanent lesson and inspiration for the future generation of architects.

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photos : Nelson Garrido

FAUP Building design in Porto image / information from Alvaro Siza Vieira

Alvaro Siza

Location: Carlos Ramos Pavilion, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, Via Panorâmica S/N, 4150- 755 Porto

Location: Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, Via Panorâmica S/N, 4150- 755 Porto, Portugal, southwestern Europe

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