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Brand new Pergola in Foz!

Pérgola da Foz, one of the most iconic constructions on the Atlantic front of the city of Porto, was rehabilitated by the Municipality. This structure was heavily damaged and the goal was to restore the concrete structure and the balcony. The surrounding balustrade, ramps and stairs to access the beaches, from Jardim dos Ingleses to Esplanada do Molhe, were also repaired.

Taking care of streets in Porto: this time it was Rua do Dr. Vasco Valente

The repairs and improvements at the Rua do Dr. Vasco Valente, in the parish of Ramalde are now completed. The intervention aimed to rehabilitate and to modernize street space and the surroundings of the residential area, namely pavements and pedestrian access, as well as road signposting.

The perfect setting: the Matadouro de Campanhã is on its way to being a landmark building

The wheel excavators of Mota Engil entered the building of the former Matadouro Industrial de Campanhã. This building stage comprises the demolition of all the elements that have been compromised by degradation. The Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira visited the site yesterday morning, accompanied by Horácio Sá, Mota Engil Engenharia board chairman, by Carlos Mota Santos, Mota Engil board member, architect Luís Sousa, of the civil construction company in charge of the project.

Foreign investment in a hotel in Lapa includes cession of land to build an urban park

The Canadian Group Mecan commenced construction works in the historic neighbourhood of Lapa as of January; still, the 56 million euros investment was worthy of a symbolic “setting of the first stone” ceremony this week. The project includes the cession of land to build an urban park and public infrastructures. The event was attended by the vice-Mayor of Porto City Hall, Filipe Araújo, and the councillor for Urbanism, Pedro Baganha.

Porto City Hall renovates ceramic tiles nearby the Praia Internacional do Porto

Porto City Hall is repairing the tiles, aka azulejos nearby the Praça de Gonçalves Zarco and along the surrounding waterfront. The works are carried out by the municipal company GO Porto, and the main goal is to recover the tile facade of this type of azulejo that is named “Viúva Lamego”, and which are ceramic coated.

A building rehabilitation in Porto worthy of a silver MUSE

The project Infante, in Ribeira won Silver at the MUSE Design Awards 2021, in the Category Architectural Design and the sub-Category Renovation. The Studio Meireles Arquitectos rehabilitated the Infante building and cultivated the city with a project that stands out to the world.

A sustainable future for our World Heritage cities under debate from Edinburgh

The 5th International Meeting under the AtlaS.WH project is held today and tomorrow, 13th and 14th April, under the theme “A sustainable future for our World Heritage cities”, organised by the partner city of Edinburg and open to the public. Each world Heritage site will present its sustainability plan. Participate here.

Management Plan and Governance Model for the Historic Centre of Porto: the tool to preserve cultural heritage

The 10 year plan is aimed at maintaining sustainability in Porto Historic Centre, as a world heritage site that is built under four main working areas: Heritage; Population, Housing and Communities; Economy; Environment and Mobility.

The Mercado do Bolhão is finally starting to tick!

The Bolhão Market construction project is about to enter its conclusion phase. This particular type of restoration work is very much like building watches by hand. Mayor Rui Moreira paid a visit to this meaningful worksite in Porto, where fine tunings and detailed masterpiece works are at the hands of renowned and prized architect Nuno Valentim.

Free virtual tour to Porto Historic Centre, with a 360 degree view

With curfew in place and confinement measures still in the agenda, visiting historic places and museums may be very much seem like wishful thinking. But there are other ways to explore the city landmark sites: accept the invitation by Porto City Hall and tour virtually through Porto Historic Centre, with a 360 degree view. Embark on an interactive virtual tour of Porto Historic Centre, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.