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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

Almada Museum - Casa da Cidade

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  • vmsa arquitectos
  • (2002 (reab.))

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In Cova da Piedade you will find the City House, located in the old Quinta dos Frades. It is a place of varied past occupations that go from the Order of São Domingos Friers’ administration or the meeting place of republicans to bullfights and concerts of the Filarmónica União Artística Piedense. The property is also associated with the cork industry and the Corsul factory. All that remains of the farm are archaeological trace elements from the 17th and 18th centuries, such as water tanks, stonework supports, sinks, and stone and tiled floors, all left visible during the construction works. The house has also undergone various changes during its many lives, and the original garden and vegetable garden space have been reduced to a patio. The municipality took over the property in 1997 and determined its transformation into a city museum. The architecture project by Sofia Aleixo and Vítor Mestre comprised the rehabilitation of the pre-existing building and the design of new construction.

Praça João Raimundo, Cova da Piedade
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