Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Pedras Salgadas, Portugal (2002-2010)

Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Pedras Salgadas, Portugal (2002-2010)

Part of


  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)


Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Pedras Salgadas, Portugal (2002-2010)

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 3,552 drawings (including 2,970 reprographic copies)
  • Approximately 2,127 photographic materials
  • 14 models
  • 1.35 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents the Parque de Pedras Salgadas in Pedras Salgadas, Portugal. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 50/00. The office assigned the date 2002 to this project.

The project consisted of extensive work to the spa resort located in Pedras Salgadas Park for owner VMPS - Águas & Turismo, S.A, part of Unicer (now Super Bock Group). The work included the demolition of many buildings, the restauration and alterations of others and the construction of new buildings. Work on the Hotel Avelames, the thermal spa, the public pools and the Casa de Chá were the primary focus of the site for Siza. These four components of the project were divided by the office, with the Hotel Avelames, spa and Casa de Chá arranged together under AP178.S1.2002.PR06.SS1 and the public pools arranged under AP178.S1.2002.PR06.SS2. Architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade also constructed eco-houses and treehouses on the site later on.

This project was realized in tandem with a similar project by Siza, the Parque de Vidago (AP178.S1.2002.PR05), also owned by Unicer. For this reason, the materials for both projects are mixed together. A large number of materials for this project can be found in project subseries AP178.S1.2002.PR05.SS1. These files have been identified at the file level in the Parque de Vidago project subseries.

Reference Number



Material in this project series were divided into three subseries by Álvaro Siza’s office and have been kept in this order:




Pedras Salgadas Portugal

Credit line

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.

Language of material



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