Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

First presentation of Triennale 2022 programme in the heart of Lisbon

29 SEP 2022 - 05 DEC 2022
Various venues in the city of Lisbon
Curatorial Team: Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay, Anastassia Smirnova, Jose Pablo Ambrosi & Loreta Castro Reguera, Pamela Prado & Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Tau Tavengwa & Vyjayanthi Rao.
CCB/Garagem Sul, Culturgest, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, EDP/MAAT Foundation, Millennium bcp Foundation / MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art.
The presentation of Terra, the Triennale 2022, was warmly welcomed at the Paços do Concelho building, home of the Lisbon City Council, on Wednesday, February 23. Lisbon Mayor Carlos Moedas made the opening, highlighting ‘architecture’s ability to get involved in solving the challenges we face today’, such as the ‘supra-national’ challenge of fighting climate change, led by cities. The intervention ended with a free quotation of Danish urbanist Jan Gehl, ‘first people, then spaces, and in the end buildings.’

José Mateus, Triennale chairman, advocated that humanity should commit to reflecting on the legacy we want to leave to future generations and ‘restore a more harmonious relationship with the planet we inhabit’, stressing that ‘Lisbon must be committed and aspire to become a world reference in environmental terms.’

The Triennale team and the chief curators of the 6th edition then presented the programme and its novelties. The Terra programme comprises four exhibitions, four books, three awards, three days of conferences and sixteen Independent Projects, proposing a reflection on the future of ecology in architecture.

In 2022, the Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Awards, which cover the different stages of architecture professionals, take on new dimensions: the Universities Award Competition was extended to master's students and researchers for the production of knowledge in, for and on architecture, and this call gathered 111 proposals, involving 46 academic institutions from 22 countries; the Début Award, which rewards a young architect or architecture practice, increases its value from 5 to 10 thousand euros; and the Lifetime Achievement Award continues to acknowledge the importance of work in architecture, not as a past account or retrospective, but from a future perspective, as Triennale Executive Director Manuel Henriques stressed.

The event was also the occasion to announce the list of Independent Projects that will go on stage, with formats ranging from showcases, seminars, workshops and talks to installations in public spaces. From these sixteen selected projects, ten are hosted at Palácio Sinel de Cordes, Triennale’s cultural cluster 

The Triennale 2022, with Chief Curatorship of Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay, founders of CVDB studio, returns to several cultural spaces in the capital from September 29 to December 5 with an extensive programme focused on how the discipline can contribute to sustainability of life in cities.

The national launch of the 6th edition, which crowded City Hall’s Archive Room, was shared with the network of associated partners, to whom we publicly thank for their participation, stressing their importance to materialise an international forum on this scale.

We invite you to take a look at the photo gallery of this presentation that ended with a gastronomic experience inspired by the theme Terra.

Learn more about the Terra programme.