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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Elia Diez Robertson
© Elia Diez Robertson
© Elia Diez Robertson

Quinta de São Lourenço

  • Original Authors:
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  • (Séc. XVII)

  • Interventions:
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  • (1996)

An old farm with a rural house stands on the slope of a narrow valley that flows into the Tagus. Its exceptional location establishes an unusual relationship with the river, Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon, and the Tagol industrial complex – which stands on the opposite slope. With an L-shaped plan defining the old residential and agricultural areas, the chapel and various tile panels with naval iconography – depictions of battles, drawings of ships and nautical instruments – gallant scenes, and other less common scenes, such as depictions of animals, stand out. Since 1996, and after extensive rehabilitation work, the farm houses the Associação Vale de Açór, a private social solidarity institution that has worked since 1994 to help people with addiction problems.

Rua Palença, Almada
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