Largo da Lada [Urban development plan for Lada square and redevelopment of Barredo Quarter], Porto, Portugal (1976)
Part of:
  • Alvaro Siza (archive creator)
  • Alvaro Siza (architect)

Largo da Lada [Urban development plan for Lada square and redevelopment of Barredo Quarter], Porto, Portugal (1976)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 225 drawings (including 92 reprographic copies)
    236 photographic materials
    0.03 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
This project series document the Largo da Lada the historic district in Porto, Portugal. While the records were held in the office’s archives this project was assigned the number 35/70. The office assigned the date 1976 for this project.

The Comissariado para a Renovação Urbana da Área de Ribeira/Barredo was an organization responsible for the rehabilitation of the historic district in Porto. The aim of the project was to improve the living conditions of the residents. Alvaro Siza was selected to find architectural solutions for the Mercado da Ribeira (see project series AP178.S1.1976.PR01 in this fonds), Parcelas 191 e 192 (see project series AP178.S1.1976.PR02 in this fonds), and Largo da Lada. The goal for this project was to reorganize the Lada square and Barredo Quarter. The program included a study to create communal facilities and space for dwellings. Although this project, and the proposal for the Mercado da Ribeira were not realized, the houses on Parcelas 191 and 192 were.

This project is recorded through sketches, studies and plans. Photographs, negatives, postcards and slides depict the project site and surrounding area. Textual documentation includes correspondence.
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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:
  • Also related to this project are the project series Parcelas 191 e 192 (AP178.S1.1976.PR02) and Mercado da Ribeira (AP178.S1.1976.PR01), both described in this fonds.

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