Bloco A, Reconstrução do Chiado [Block A, Reconstruction of the Chiado area] Lisbon, Portugal (1988-1998)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Bloco A, Reconstrução do Chiado [Block A, Reconstruction of the Chiado area] Lisbon, Portugal (1988-1998)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 487 photographic materials
    380 drawings (including 325 reprographic copies)
    1 model
    0.16 linear metres of textual documentation
Scope and content:
This project subseries documents the Bloco A of the reconstruction of the Chiado in Lisbon, Portugal. The office's archives identified this project as 58/80. The office assigned the dates 1988-1998 for this project.

The Bloco A was located between Rua Ivens, Rua Garrett, and Rua Nova Do Almada. In the reconstruction plan, Bloco A included buildings 7 (Camara Chaves building) 8/9 (Castro & Melo building), 10, 11, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24. The construction work for the buildings of Bloco A included restorations of windows, doors, façades, painting, stonework, as well as work on the structure and mechanical systems.

Drawings include plans prior to the fire, working drawings, and structural drawings. Textual material includes project documentation and studies. Photographic materials and slides document the buildings prior to the fire, damaged buildings, project site, construction work, and models.

It is important to note that this subseries includes general details of the Bloco A. For more specific details, see individual project subseries: the Camara Chaves building (AP178.S1.1988.PR07.SS3) and Edifício Castro e Melo (AP178.S1.1988.PR07.SS4). General documentation can also be found in the master plans and exterior spaces work subseries (AP178.S1.1988.PR07.SS1).

Reference number:


Materials in this project subseries were compiled from multiple accessions. Materials within each accession were arranged by Álvaro Siza’s office and have been kept in this order.

Lisbon 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:
  • Portuguese

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