Architectural and urbanistic operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition

“Porto Maravilha – The Obsolescence of a model”, a lecture from Jorge Bassani at the USP IEA Symposium

Jorge Bassani, the project researcher, participated in the USP IEA – Institute for Advanced Studies Symposium, at the University of São Paulo, last December 15, 2019, with the communication “Porto Maravilha – The obsolescence of a model” in the panel “Globalisation, Productive Restructuring and Urban Interventions in areas of transformation: the case of Latin American ports”.

In 2016 Rio de Janeiro hosted the XXXI Olympic Games. Among the various works carried out for its realization, was the inauguration of Porto Maravilha, a parasitic work of the great event. The author analyses the operation considering the international models followed, as well as their obsolescence.

Please find the transcript of the communication in the link below.


Bassani, J. (2019) Porto Maravilha – A Obsolescência de um modelo [Paper presentation]. Simpósio Globalização, Reestruturação Produtiva e Intervenções Urbanas em áreas e transformação: O caso dos portos Latino‐americanos. Instituto de Estudos Avançados, Universidade de São Paulo.