22 years later, what future of the south door of Expo'98, Lisbon (1994-1998)

22 years later, what future of the south door of Expo'98, Lisbon (1994-1998)

Submission ID:

96

This project combined the desire for representation and symbolism that was intended for the entrance to the Expo’98, with the recovery of an industrial structure of significant impact. With the creation of a support building at the base, simulating a shipwreck, it was possible to fulfill the program and integrate the Cracking Tower. For this, the Cracking Tower remained an affective memory of the area, and it should also become a privileged viewpoint of the entire new area open to the north.
In the 22 years after Expo'98, little use was made of the space, remaining closed and without public access. Currently, we are witnessing the attempt to return this space to the community; however, it is dependent on the assessment requested from LNEC, on the structural guarantee of the equipment.
The purpose of this article is to remind the design process and construction as an industrial structure integrated into a building.
The goal is to return it to the population and, preferably, allow access to the top of the tower. It is a striking building in the local landscape.

Corresponding Author

Alexandra Saraiva

Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), DINÂMIA'CET-IUL; Universidade Lusíada Norte

Author #1:

Egas José Vieira

Contenporanea

Author #2:

Alexandra Saraiva

Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), DINÂMIA'CET-IUL; Universidade Lusíada Norte

Author #3:

Inês Campos

Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI); CIAUD-Lisboa

Author #4:

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5. Methods and technologies on architectural design and urban planning

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5. Methods and technologies on architectural design and urban planning

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