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Modernism

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1919, Coimbra, Portugal

Selected Architecture


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Lisbon, Portugal

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Pedro Cid

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  • 1950 - The Valmor Prize
  • 1956 - Municipal Prize of Architecture of Lisbon
  • 1975 - The Valmor Prize
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November 18th, 2017

Alberto Pessoa Change this

Change thisLisbon, Portugal
born 1919, Coimbra
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Alberto José Pessoa (Coimbra, 1919 - Lisbon, 1985) marked the Lisbon architecture with multiple works, such as the urbanizations of Avenida Infante Santo, Avenida Paris and Pasteur Square, the Municipal Swimming Pool of Areeiro, the open-air amphitheater Monsanto or the Alvito Children's Park, and the headquarters building of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Pessoa worked with Licínio Cruz from 1942. He completed the Architecture Course at the Superior School of Fine Arts in Lisbon. He later studied urban studies and worked in Lisbon City Hall from 1945 to 1946. He also worked for Keil do Amaral until 1947, when he started his own atelier. Besides practice Pessoa also dedicated himself to teaching as assistant professor of Prof. Cristino da Silva, in the design chair, from 1953 to 1962, at the Superior School of Fine Arts in Lisbon, as well as one of the directors of Arquitectura magazine and member of the direction of the National Syndicate of Architects.

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