Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

Critical Distance

In architecture, a conference is one of the primordial ways of sharing knowledge. Critical Distance allows precisely that space, establishing a close proximity and dialogue between public and speakers. The guests are acclaimed architecture thinkers, with a consistent and singular career, recognised by critics. These cycles of conferences, made in partnership with Centro Cultural de Belém, aim to widen the field of reflection in generational and typological terms, including emergent authors and ways of designing beyond conventional programs.

Even though we privilege those who work in the realm of the so called “real” architecture, in this 3rd cycle of conferences we have opened our field to those who operate in the “fictional” realm, in the cinema field or through essays on high-tech that open new radical ways for the human habitat in extreme conditions.


Trienal de Arquitectura de LisboaCCB

Strategic Partners

CMLFundação EDP

Structure financed by

República PortuguesaDireção Geral das Artes



Institucional partners

British Council, 80 years in Portugal


Logotipo Hotel Santa Clara 1728


Espaço Espelho d'Água