Mercado da Ribeira [Ribeira market stall], Porto, Portugal (1976)
Dates of creation
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
23 drawings (including 3 reprographic copies)
0.01 linear metres of textual documentation
Scope and Content
This project series documents the Mercado da Ribeira in Porto, Portugal. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 33/70. The office assigned the date 1976 to this project.
The Comissariado para a Renovação Urbana da Área de Ribeira/Barredo was an organization responsible for the rehabilitation of the historic district of Porto. The guidelines outlined improvements to the environment of the area and the living conditions of the people. Alvaro Siza was selected to find solutions to the Mercado da Ribeira, Parcelas 191 e 192 (see project series AP178.S1.1976.PR02 in this fonds), and Largo da Lada (see project series AP178.S1.1976.PR03 in this fonds). Siza was asked to conceive market stalls for the Mercado da Ribeira to improve working conditions and sanitation, as well as creating more storage space. This project was not realized.
The project series contains sketches, studies and plans. Textual material includes project documentation.
Material in this series was arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and has been kept in this order.
When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation: Álvaro Siza fonds, Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal. When citing specific collection material, please refer to the object’s specific credit line.
Related units of description
It is important to note that the project is linked with the Parcelas 191 e 192 (AP178.S1.1976.PR02) and the Largo da Lada (AP178.S1.1976.PR03) projects, both described in this fonds.