Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
12 SEP 2015

© Dóra Karácsony

Open Day

Official Opening Creative Cluster

On the 12th of September, Lisbon Architecture Triennale opened the doors of the new Creative Cluster of Sinel de Cordes Palace, now that its first rehabilitation phase  is finished. Within the scope of a protocol signed with the Lisbon City Council, it has in its genesis to welcome innovative projects involved in the curating, programming, practice and criticism of architecture as well as project related creative areas.

For one day, we invited everyone to discover the work of the five new residents selected to inaugurate this new working space at Portugal's capital: KWY, Caus, Angular, Warehouse, Multidão (Osso /

But not only. The programme of this Open Day was enriched with the participation of cultural agents and other groups - who since 2012 have visited the Palace - through  workshops, radio conversations and a book market dedicated to art and architecture books. To reinforce the connection between architecture and the different sectors of society through multidisciplinarity, the main objective of Lisbon Triennale comprises the activation of this new cluster resulting from an investment in this building by the Lisbon Council (CML) and private patrons. This official opening was attended by Dr. Graça Fonseca, Councilor for Economy, Innovation and Education at C. M. de Lisboa.

The Palace's rehabilitation, conservation and restoration project was designed by the Atelier FSSMGN, with Sanitana, Conservation squared, CIN, Tarkett, Mitera, Polyrey, LaserBuild, Coriadesign, Gyptec, Hager and Knauf Insulation as patrons.