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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Norberto Santos
© Norberto Santos
© Norberto Santos

Beato Port Silos

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  • (1960)

The oldest port silo in the country was built in four phases, the first one funded by the Marshall Plan. Today it articulates its activity with the Trafaria silo, which is more recent and capable of receiving larger ships. Its location on the north bank of the river shows how, before the 25 de Abril Bridge was built, urban, infrastructural and industrial development were negligible on the south bank of the Tagus. We can visit the control room, rooftop with views and storage access, and also approach the pneumatic and mechanical unloaders. As a space designed at the scale of ships, to serve the cargo traffic and its displacement, it highlights the current contrasts of riverfronts, between activities where the human dimension is secondary and the focus is placed on function and strategy, and their transformation through leisure, housing and services, which depend on these urban settings for their commercially exceptional character.

Rua Cintura do Porto
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