News Highlights

The first recognised LEED building in the Iberian Peninsula stands in Porto

The student residence Milestone Porto Asprela achieved the LEED gold certification or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The building, which was formally inaugurated on 19th November 2019, is the first in the Iberian Peninsula to earn this international certification, in the Hospitality typology.

Teatro Municipal do Porto takes performances to the online stage: join them

TMP’s online programming of the coming weeks includes the premiere of "F…" by the company theatre Estrutura; a new session of “Quintas de Leitura”, the streaming of the Understage cycle and a virtual meeting between the Teatro Experimental do Porto and the Chilean company Teatro La Maria.

Deadline submission for rent support municipal programme extended to 15th February

Applications to the 9th edition of the Municipal Programme “Porto Solidário” are extended until 15th February. This programme is targeted at granting economic support to economic vulnerable households regarding house rent or purchase. This economic relief can go up to 350 euros per month. See how to apply here.

Natixis shifts more than 200 jobs from its headquarters in Paris to Porto

Natixis, the second-largest banking group in France, which inaugurated its Technological and Information Skills Centre in Porto, in 2018, will shift jobs from its Parisian headquarters to the city of Porto. This means that circa 200 work stations will add to Natixis services portfolio in Porto, operating in the former Central Shopping building, in Porto.

The doctor from Porto who wants to set poems from the PALOP and East Timor to music

Rui Soares da Costa, surgeon, composer and musician, granted an interview to “Porto.”, and explained a project of his that has been around for a while, which he is now trying to get to new horizons: to set to music a project themed “Natal Português”, with poems written in the PALOP and East Timor, and offers cues on how to assess music, by explaining the difference (or not), between lyrics and music, as well as clarifying how he composes music.

Open call: Womex’s ongoing applications for artists’ participation at the line-up opening event

WOMEX Festival is scheduled for October 2021, in Porto. The application period for artists to take part in the line-up at Casa da Música is ongoing. The World Music Expo, one of the most relevant music support and development projects in the global music scene will make its absolute debut in Portugal, in the city of Porto and it will gather thousands of music lovers and music makers in the Invicta, from over 90 countries.

Rui Moreira places Municipal Police resources at the disposal of the PSP

The Mayor of Porto City Hall, Rui Moreira will make available all Municipal police and logistical resources to the Metropolitan Command of the Porto Public Safety Police (PSP), starting at 12 o’clock midnight today. The goal is to unite efforts of both police forces in fighting the pandemic.

Zühlke opens branch in Porto and is hiring software engineers

Global innovation service provider Zühlke expanded business with the opening of a branch office in Porto and the staff recruiting commenced already, even though inauguration is due for February next.

Porto City Hall reintroduces lockdown restrictions and closes walled green parks, playgrounds and cemeteries

Porto City Hall determined, yesterday evening, 19th January, the reimposing of lockdown measures to help prevent the outbreak of the Covid-19. The sharp increase in Covid-19 infections led to the prohibition to public agglomerations in public space.

Working for change with online performances by Coliseu Porto Ageas and Teatro São João

The latest confinement requires new restrictions to comply with, in order to help stop the dissemination of Covid-19. Still, culture will be a click away to make a difference in lockdown days. As such, Coliseu Porto Ageas and São João National Theatre will deliver live streaming sessions of their shows.