THE GRAND PROJECTS

Architectural and urbanistic operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition

Third General Meeting of the Project 

Team: Paulo Tormenta Pinto (head researcher), Pedro Seco da Costa, Alexandra Belo, Álvaro Domingues, Ana Brandão, Ana Vaz Milheiro, Elisa Vilares, Inês Cayolla, João Maria Costa, João Paulo Delgado, Jorge Bassani, Jorge Bonito, José Luís Saldanha, Marta Magalhães, Nuno Grande, Pedro Luz Pinto, Rita Zina, Rosália Guerreiro, Rui Póvoas, Sandra Marques Pereira, Vítor Matias Ferreira, Vítor Mingacho. Consultants: João Ferreira Nunes, Enrico Sassi, and Teresa Valsassina Heitor

The third meeting of the research group included three main moments: a presentation of the progress of the project by the core research team, five presentations of work being developed by team members and a final debate.

The meeting was opened by the head researcher Paulo Tormenta Pinto, with a brief description of the work that has been carried out by the team. The presentation on the Polis Programme included a critical review based on the fieldwork tasks and a pre-selection of case studies with the corresponding selection criteria.

Next were presented five different approaches to the assigned tasks of the project or lines of work. This work session gathered different themes as: land-use planning legislation and milestones; one specific Polis Program intervention; creative dynamics as local development strategies; unbuilt mega events operations in Lisbon Metropolitan Area and technological and building systems within the sphere of the project.

The work session was completed with a debate concerning goals and methods and upcoming events of the project.