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Alvaro Siza

Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande . Rennes

Alvaro Siza . Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande . Rennes (1)

Alvaro Siza Vieira . photos: © Joao Morgado

The church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande will be the first church built in France’s Brittany region in the 21st-century. The project has been contracted to the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. Siza’s use of light and white concrete provide a unique ceremonial space that gently folds into the neighborhood south of Rennes, a residential area with five-story housing blocks. Continue reading Alvaro Siza

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Sports Arena . Gondomar

Siza . Sports Arena . Gondomar (1)

Álvaro Siza . photos: © FG+SG | architectural photography . + divisare

O pavilhão de Gondomar, conta com uma área total de 53 mil metros quadrados, dos quais 9.483 m2 de área coberta e 43.517 m2 de área descoberta. O seu custo ascendeu aos 20 milhões de euros, dos quais quatro milhões foram gastos na aquisição dos terrenos. O pavilhão, com a forma elíptica, permite realizar eventos desportivos e culturais, para os quais conta com uma capacidade máxima de 4.400 espectadores distribuídos por 4 bancadas. A capacidade pode ascender aos 8.000 espectadores, em eventos que permitam ter o público em pé, como sejam os concertos. Fisicamente podem-se considerar duas zonas distintas. Continue reading Álvaro Siza

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Santa Maria Church . Marco de Canaveses

Álvaro Siza . Santa Maria Church . Marco de Canaveses (1)

Álvaro Siza . photos: © Juan Rodríguez

As is true with most old churches in Portugal, retaining walls, flights of stairs and large forecourts are designed around a building to help maintain it’s distance from its surroundings. This general strategy is at play in Santa Maria Church in Marco de Canaveses, where Alvaro Siza makes use of the sloping site and lifting the building on a 4m high plateau. Continue reading Álvaro Siza

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611 West 56th Street . New York

Álvaro Siza . 611 West 56th Street . New York (1)

Álvaro Siza . Gabellini Sheppard Associates . SLCE Architects . renders: © Noe & Associates . © The Boundary

Sumaida + Khurana and LENY have commissioned Álvaro Siza to design 611 West 56th Street, an ultra-luxury condominium in Manhattan that will be Siza’s first building in the United States.

Located at 823 11th Avenue at the corner of 56th Street in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, 611 West 56th Street measures 172,000 SF, over 420 feet tall and to be 35 stories. The building will include approximately 80 residences ranging from one- to four-bedrooms and penthouses. Continue reading Álvaro Siza