Architectural and urbanistic operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition

PhD Thesis about the National Coach Museum

On 16th June 2020, Nuno Tavares da Costa presented his PhD thesis on the moral exercise of consciousness in architecture in the work of the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The study focused on The National Coach Museum (2007-17), one of Lisbon’s waterfront cultural facilities designed in the last decade. The museum has the peculiarity of being, simultaneously, one of the few architect’s works in Europe (in fact, by the dimension and symbolism can be the only one), and one of the rare examples that Portugal has of modern Brazilian architecture.

The work was supervised by Ana Vaz Milheiro from the Grand Projects team and is available online at the Iscte repository.

Thesis excerpt © Nuno Tavares da Costa

Costa, N. T. da (2020) Do exercício moral da consciência: estudos a partir do novo Museu Nacional dos Coches [1917-2017]. [PhD Thesis, Architecture, Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa]. Repositório do Iscte.