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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
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Knowledge Pavilion – Live Science

  • Original Authors:
  • Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos
  • (1999)

Originally built to serve as the Knowledge of the Seas Pavilion for Expo ’98, this building is now an integral part of the National Network of Live Science Centres, which includes 20 science centres distributed around Portugal. It was one of the most visited pavilions during the World Exposition, and today it is one of the few that still serve as an exhibition space. Designed to resemble a ship in white concrete, it features interior exhibition space over two floors and a large vertical volume that is reminiscent of the bridge of a ship. The entrance features a gently rising ramp that bestows an air of institutionality on the building, while the wood on the exterior ceilings is a nod to the manual techniques once used in shipbuilding. The building won the Valmor Prize in 1998, sharing it with the nearby Portuguese Pavilion. It was received the FAD Prize in 1999.

Largo José Mariano Gago, 1
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