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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.

Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota won "Best Social Intervention Impact" award

The Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota won the most significant Urban Rehabilitation National Programme 2020 (PNRU), in the "Social Impact Category". The ward giving ceremony of the 8th edition was held at Porto City Hall Council Chambers, last Friday, on 18th September.

Casa de Serralves featured as a "most iconic House of the 20th Century"

Casa de Serralves, in Porto, is included in the Iconic Houses interactive map that showcases the most iconic samples of Art Deco constructions of the twentieth century, by Portuguese architect Marques da Silva and French architect Charles Siclis.

Architect from Porto wins Sacred Architecture prize

The Joaquim Portela Arquitetos atelier won the third prize for its sacred architecture project, the Cohen Chapel, in the Swiss Alps, awarded every four years by the Frate Sole Foundation, in the framework of Sacred Art and Architecture International Prize.

Key delivery ceremony of the first affordable housing in Porto Historic Centre

The Municipality of Porto carried out the official ceremony of the key handover of the first 14 houses under the affordable housing policy of Porto City Hall, namely via the municipal company Porto Vivo, SRU. These first 14 dwellings, located in Porto Historic Centre, at Morro da Sé, were assigned by the drawing of lots under the tender carried out by Porto Vivo, SRU. The ceremony, which was held at the Council chambers, was attended by Mayor Rui Moreira and Councillors Pedro Baganha and...