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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, with an unusual scale in Lisbon, occupies an urban fabric in deep transformation, and humanised since the major intervention of Expo 98. The location on the north bank shows how urban, infrastructural and industrial development was lower on the south bank before the construction of the 25 de Abril Bridge. Today, it links up with the Trafaria silo, which is more advanced and able to receive ships with larger draught. Designed for the scale of ships, to serve the movement of cargo and its displacement, it highlights the current contrasts of the riverside fronts. We find it now between former activities, in which the human dimension was secondary and the context was function and strategy, and the transformation through leisure, housing and services, which depend on these urban frameworks for commercial distinctiveness.


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