Urban Voids

The first Lisbon Architecture Triennale took place in 2007 (31 May- 31 July). Under the theme Urban Voids it focused on phenomena of rarefaction or urban rupture generated by processes of decay and physical and social degradation in city areas. Chief curator and architect José Mateus worked in conjunction with a team of Portuguese and international 23 curators. It arrived on the Portuguese scene as the first major event dedicated to architecture scheduled to take place at regular intervals. It made a name for itself in leading international circles thanks to its dynamic approach, scale and capacity for mobilizing participation and generating a keen debate on architecture and the city.

Urban Voids featured 4 exhibition poles, 1 international conference, 1 Lounge and 5 competitions. The programme mobilized a total of 52 000 people, between participants and visitors.