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Full rehabilitation works of the Pergola and railing at Foz commence on 11th January

The balustrade, the ramparts and the staircases of the landmark structure of the Pergola da Foz, facing the Atlantic, in Porto, will be rehabilitated. The works advance this coming Monday, and follow the renovation works the Municipality of Porto commenced a little less than two years ago, when the seaside covered walkway facing the Atlantic, in Porto, was restored by the Municipality. Works are estimated to conclude in the end of May.

Launched tender to rehabilitate the Quinta do Mitra next to the Terminal of Campanhã

The public tender for the rehabilitation of the Quinta do Mitra was launched on 21st December. Proposals are taken until 23:59’ of 26th January 2021. The goal of the project is to rehabilitate the outdoor enveloping area, as well as the inside space of the Quinta do Mitra, transforming it into a large public space, easily accessible and as an extension of the urban park that frames the future Terminal Intermodal of Campanhã. The municipal investments amount to circa 1.2 million euros.

Álvaro Siza is awarded the National Architecture Award of Spain today in an online ceremony

Álvaro Siza, one of the most decorated architects in the world, is awarded today, in Spain, the National Architecture Award of Spain 2019 for outstanding work in his field. According to El País, the ceremony will be held during the afternoon, totally online, with interventions by Siza and the heads of the Spanish and Portuguese Governments.

Porto will install exercise equipment in 18 parks across the city

The Municipality of Porto will install sports equipment in 18 green spaces in the city. The public tender is ongoing and the period to submit proposals runs until 13th November. This initiative will provide the opportunity to exercise outdoors for free. The main goal of such an endeavour is to make sure everyone, children and grownups have the perfect and suitable outdoor exercise equipment to keep a healthy lifestyle, for free. These sort of outdoor gym will be located in 18 parks across the...

Tender for 10 affordable income dwellings in Porto Historic Centre

The Municipality of Porto, through the municipal company Porto Vivo, SRU opened a tender for 10 affordable income dwellings that have been rehabilitated in the Historic Centre. Applications run until 29 November. When the process concludes, the dwellings will be awarded by drawing among the selected candidates. This is a step further in the municipal programme regarding affordable lease. Already in August, Porto welcomed new residents to Morro da Sé. At present, there are 10 ready to inhabit...

Porto turned blue to honour the United Nations 75th anniversary

Porto joins the Turn Europe UN Blue initiative to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The Palácio da Bolsa was lit up in blue to mark this landmark occasion, on the evening of 24th October. Porto and other municipalities all over the country commemorated this landmark date and joined the over 180 iconic buildings and monuments that were lit in blue to raise awareness on the importance of uniting global citizens, promoting the universal language of peace, as well as...

Chapel roof repair works at the Agramonte Cemetery have commenced

Porto City Hall commenced the rehabilitation works of the vaulted ceiling of the chapel at the Agramonte Cemetery, an endeavour that comprises the replacement of the building roof, with the deployment of a waterproof canvas, and the repair of the metallic coating sealing as well, at the bureau higher floor.

Streets at Foz Velha are to receive new handrails to pedestrian accessibility

People coming and going in the streets of Foz Velha will have new street equipment that will make their lives easier to literally help them in their right of way. The endeavour to install handrails in a setup of streets in that area, thus improving pedestrian accessibility both for residents and visitors, was advanced by porto City Hall. The streets in this area are narrow and deeply steep, which causes constraints to residents' mobility. Handholds and railings will be installed, under the...

Porto City Hall helps fund the cleansing of Santo António hospital façade 250 years after the first brick was laid

Santo António Hospital in Porto marks 250 years and announces the renewal of the building façade by the Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto, with the support of Porto City Hall. Upon invitation by the Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto, the owner of the building, to join the initiative, and seeing that the renovation of this national landmark building is especially significant for the City Hall, Porto City Hall has unanimously approved the initiative.

Viaduct of Andresas wins Global Future Design Awards 2020 for Urban Design

The viaduct of Andresas won the Global Future Design Awards 2020, in the Urban Design category, sixteen years after its inauguration under the Euro 2004. This flyover was built in the framework of the European football competition and to improve accessibility to the football stadium of Bessa, by architect Manuel Ventura.