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Álvaro Siza Vieira
Visions of the Alhambra

8, Mar, 2017 10:00 >> 27, May, 2017
Álvaro Siza Vieira is perhaps the most poetic and rigorous master of contemporary architecture. His imagination was first captivated by the Alhambra in the 1940s, during family travels, that engendered his seminal introductions to architecture. His visits to Granada later multiplied, and in 1984, when it was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Siza also rose to international recognition and started winning numerous awards. In 2011, Álvaro Siza and Juan Domingo Santos won the "Alhambra Atrium" International Ideas Contest, with their project that proposed a "New Gate" for the 21st century, which symbolises, in continuity, all the entrances to this acropolis, of timeless modernity. Inspired by Siza’s hallmark distillation of memory and topography, the project proposes an embryonic structure that combines nature, and the past and present, offering equal zones of shade, water and vegetation. Merging with the surrounding landscape, the project emphasises, via its public square and panoramic platform, the contemplative aspect of Islamic culture. It can cater to distribution of the Alhambra’s 8,500 visitors per day. The harmonious management of multiple interventions is undoubtedly the most perennial synthesis of the Alhambra complex, a linguistic codex that this exhibition highlights from the viewpoint of the genius of Álvaro Siza - unifying spaces, geometries, cultures and times.
Organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art , the exhibition "Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of the Alhambra" is curated by the architect António Choupina
still in May. 2017
art
Álvaro Siza Vieira
Visions of the Alhambra

8, Mar, 2017 10:00 >> 27, May, 2017
Álvaro Siza Vieira is perhaps the most poetic and rigorous master of contemporary architecture. His imagination was first captivated by the Alhambra in the 1940s, during family travels, that engendered his seminal introductions to architecture. His visits to Granada later multiplied, and in 1984, when it was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Siza also rose to international recognition and started winning numerous awards. In 2011, Álvaro Siza and Juan Domingo Santos won the "Alhambra Atrium" International Ideas Contest, with their project that proposed a "New Gate" for the 21st century, which symbolises, in continuity, all the entrances to this acropolis, of timeless modernity. Inspired by Siza’s hallmark distillation of memory and topography, the project proposes an embryonic structure that combines nature, and the past and present, offering equal zones of shade, water and vegetation. Merging with the surrounding landscape, the project emphasises, via its public square and panoramic platform, the contemplative aspect of Islamic culture. It can cater to distribution of the Alhambra’s 8,500 visitors per day. The harmonious management of multiple interventions is undoubtedly the most perennial synthesis of the Alhambra complex, a linguistic codex that this exhibition highlights from the viewpoint of the genius of Álvaro Siza - unifying spaces, geometries, cultures and times.
Organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art , the exhibition "Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of the Alhambra" is curated by the architect António Choupina
Jun. 2017
festival
NOS Primavera Sound 2017
8, Jun, 2017 15:00 >> 10, Jun, 2017
Thursday, 8 June:
Cigarettes After Sex, Flying Lotus, Grandaddy, Justice, Miguel, Rodrigo Leão & Scott Matthew, Run The Jewels, Samuel Úria;

Friday, 9 June:
Angel Olsen, Bon Iver, Cymbals Eat Guitars, First Breath After Coma, Hamilton Leithauser, Jeremy Jay, Julien Baker, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Mano Le Tough, Nicolas Jaar, Nikki Lane, Pond, Richie Hawtin, Royal Trux, Skepta, Sleaford Mods, Swans, Teenage Fanclub, Whitney;

Saturday, 10 June:
Against Me!, Aphex Twin, Bicep, The Black Angels, Death Grips, Elza Soares, Evols, The Growlers, Japandroids, Lady Wray, The Make-Up, Metronomy, Mitski, Núria Graham, Operators, Sampha, Shellac, Tycho, Wand, Weyes Blood.