Architectural and urbanistic operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition

Task 5 – Urban and Architectural Scope

For this task, the main sources will be the Riverfront General Plan of Interventions for Lisbon.

This task aims at comparing the development process in the field of urbanism and architecture carried out following the great events of the late 20th century, namely Lisbon after Expo98, Barcelona and Seville, respectively after the Olympics and the World Exhibition, both in 1992, and Hanover after the 2000 World Exposition.

Studies will be accomplished, in the context of this task in order to answer questions such as:

i. How the design culture and the face of these cities have changed;

ii. The way that these major events have been constituted as arguments for urban development and expansion, after their occurrence;

iii. How these major events have contributed towards the improvement of the population living conditions and the urban competitiveness of cities;

iv. How these major events have established the grounds for economic and urban development in the current period;

v. How the model of the great world events was recently used as a support for urban development policies in Europe, namely in cases such as Zaragoza 2008, or Milan 2015.

Task 4                                                      Task 6


01 Apr 2019 – 31 Mar 2021


Jorge Bassani
Nuno Grande
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