The CCA exhibition program forges links between architectural thinking and practice, addressing contemporary issues via historical perspectives and an engagement with social, environmental, and political themes.

The Other Architect

28 October 2015 to 10 April 2016


For as long as architecture has been reduced to a service to society or an “industry” whose ultimate goal is only to build, there have been... read more

Corner, Block, Neighbourhood, Cities

24 September 2015 to 22 May 2016 Octagonal Gallery


Wohnhaus Schlesisches Tor—also known as Bonjour Tristesse—in Berlin and Punt en Komma in The Hague are Siza’s first built works outside his...read more

Kids Build

Opens 9 December 2015 Hall Cases


The act of building is central to children’s play. Toys invoke and imitate real worlds as much as the minds of their creators. The extensive...read more

selections from exhibitions

“The Right to a Place, the Right to the City” Born out of the Portuguese revolution of 25 April 1974, SAAL―the Serviço Ambulatório de Apoio... read more

To look at most architecture today is to be left wanting. Normalized forms smooth over cultural differences, seemingly intent on vacating... read more

Media and Machines marks the second phase of the research project initiated with the 2013 exhibition Archaeology of the Digital. Curated by... read more

The work of Ábalos & Herreros is a conscious mirror of architecture and time. Though their practice started in the mid-eighties, it was ultimately... read more