A gravity-defying structure
The Portugal Pavilion is a striking building designed by Portugal's
Pritzker Award-winning architect Alvaro Siza Vieira.
Its remarkable sagging concrete roof weighing 1,400 tonnes and measuring 50 by 67 meters (167 by 223 ft) is an instant attention-grabber, undulating like a sailcloth, keeping the maritime theme of most of the district's architecture. The building is currently empty but there have been plans to turn it into an architecture museum.
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How to Visit
Where: Doca dos Olivais, Parque das Nações
How: Metro - Oriente Station
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