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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Baía do Tejo
© Baía do Tejo

Former Lisnave Shipyard

  • Original Authors:
  • Tomás Taveira (arquitectura) ,
  • Álvaro Barreto (construção civil) ,
  • José Maria Sardinha (equipamentos de indústria naval)
  • (1967)

The Lisnave Shipyard was inaugurated in 1967, and carried out ship repairs until 2000. It occupies an area of 30 hectares, of which 26 were conquered from the river. The compound includes four massive dry docks, and the dock 13 was for a while the largest in the world. The 300-tonne red portico with the LISNAVE sign is part of the industrial landscape of the Tagus estuary. The Lisnave employed up to ten thousand workers and was the stage for social and political struggles between the 25th of April of 1974 and the late 1990s. While active, the shipyard enthused significant urban transformations along the coastline between Cova da Piedade and Cacilhas. In 1999, it was the object of a speculative urban plan proposed by Manuel Graça Dias and Egas José Vieira, known as “Cacilhas’ Manhatan”. In 2009, Richard Rogers, João Santa-Rita and Ana Roxo published the plan “Almada Nascente-Cidade da Água”, based on the integration of housing, commerce and services in the promotion of the city’s relation to the Tagus. In the facades of the buildings there are several interventions by the Portuguese artist VHILS

Avenida Aliança Povo MFA, 1, Almada
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Bus: 182
Subway: Cacilhas (barco)


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