This project series contains eight reproductions of drawings displayed in the exhibit to document the Leal neighbourhood, in Porto, Portugal.
The exhibit text explained that the project:
... pioneered the concept of community association, with the first resident activities dating back to the early 1970s. In 1974, immediately after the revolution, the residents opposed the building of a car park that would have involved their relocation and resettlement. The project of the architect Sérgio Fernandez, which originated in a pre-revolutionary resident organization, was conceived through the dynamics of the resident process, and had a project-oriented clarity that came from an economic sense of design, adapting to the needs and political character of the intervention. (The SAAL Process, Housing in Portugal 1974–76)
Sérgio Fernandez worked for SAAL/North with António Corte Real, Carlos Delfim, Emídio Fonseca, José Manuel Soares, Vítor Sinde and the residents' association Bairro do Leal, that was founded on April 30th, 1975. The first phase of the project included 16 dwellings and the second, 33 dwellings. The operation began in October 1974, with a construction date in April 1976.
This project series contains reproductions of design development drawings, cadastral and implementation plans, and an axonometric view. The original drawings were produced in 1975 and were reproduced in 2015 for the exhibit.
Materials in this project series were kept in their original order.
sheets (smallest): 72,2 × 130,3 cm (28 7/16 × 51 5/16 in.) sheets (largest): 35,6 × 51,2 cm (14 × 20 3/16 in.)
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Museu Serralves/
Gift of Museu Serralves
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