Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa


We hold a major forum every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture that crosses geographic and disciplinary boundaries.

The first Triennale took place in 2007, under the theme Urban Voids. The chief curator, José Mateus, worked with a team of 23 national and international curators, that presented four exhibitions, an international conference, a lounge and five competitions.

In 2010, Let’s Talk About Houses, the second edition, consolidated the presence of the Triennale in culture events dedicated to architecture. Curated by Delfim Sardo, the program included four exhibitions, an international conference and four competitions.

With its third edition, Close, Closer, in 2013, the Triennale achieved solid international reach and recognition. The chief curator Beatrice Galilee and the curators José Esparza, Mariana Pestana and Liam Young programed exhibitions, conferences, talks and associated projects.

Envisioned by curators André Tavares and Diogo Seixas Lopes, the fourth edition of the Triennale, The Form of Form, in 2016, included four exhibitions, a series of talks, seven Satellites, three awards, two conferences, 12 associated projects, four publications and a group of Sidekicks.

We are at this moment preparing the Triennale’s 5th edition, which will take place in 2019. An open call was made by the Triennale in 2016, which determined that the team of curators of this edition will be led by Éric Lapierre, architect and theoretician of architecture based in Paris. The curatorial team, which runs the master Architecture & Experience in the school of architecture of Marne-la-Vallée (Paris), and will co-operate with philosopher Sébastien Marot, is composed of a highly qualified group of practitioners and theoreticians: Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Fosco Lucarelli, Laurent Esmilaire and Tristan Chadney.

Strategic Partners

CMLFundação EDP

Structure financed by

República PortuguesaDireção Geral das Artes


Future Architecture Platform