Pavillion of Portugal, Parque das Nações, where Expo 98 took place - I took this photo from the inside of the telpher and through the window.
"The Pavilhão de Portugal of the Expo´98 is situated near the north-east corner of the Molhe (pier) dos Olivais. The span between the building and the river-bank is covered by a balcony held by graceful pillars and forms a lateral porch fixed to the east façade.
This construction, made of concrete, was not assigned any determined use for after the event, so it required a great flexibility and versatility in terms of space, while its representative function demanded a clear and powerful image.
The building, rising on a north-south axis, is formed by two bodies separated by a construction joint.
The first unit is really a great ceremonial square flanked, on the north and south, by two large porticos lined with tiles of different colours, between which an extremely thin blade of concrete draws a curve, like a giant canvas.
The second body is a building of rectangular shape with a basement and two storeys. These three floors «grow» around a patio with earth on the ground, so as to allow trees to be planted.
A complentary body of two flors stands out from a corner of the building, separated from the main construction by a gallery.
Architect: Álvaro Siza Vieira"
(text from "http://viajar.clix.pt/com/tesouros.php?lid=324&lg=en")
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khmelins (960) 2004-10-23 7:25
I wouldn't call it Pavillion of Portugal, as for someone that is not familiar with the place it is quite difficult to spot it right away. The tower near the Vasco da Gama shopping centre occupies a much more relevant position in this picture I think.
The composition is good. But maybe a bit to sharp as one can see this white line on top of the buildings.
Thanks for sharing, it brings good memories..
centurion (0) 2004-10-23 7:57
Imposing modern architecture here, very well composed and framed.
Aegean (2571) 2004-10-23 9:03
A very nice architectural shot Paulo!...Colors and sharpness are great...and the framing very effective!
Bluejeans (64247) 2004-10-23 12:56
Bela foto do Parque das Naçoes, ficou com umas cores muito bonitas
nwoehnl (122) 2004-10-23 13:04
Great shot with some fascinating modern architecture here, Paulo. A wonderful ensemble of shapes and lines that keeps the viewer busy for a while. I particularly like the tower right of center, with the roof that looks like a hat. Good colors and sharpness. The quality of your photos over the last weeks has constantly improved, and this is a good example. Well done.
odemira (514) 2004-10-23 21:25
Lisboa sex XXI no seu expoente máximo. Conseguiste enquadrar vários elementos que identificam esta nova face de Lisboa.
SylFondacci (4087) 2004-10-24 9:17
Paulo, I perfectly remember the Pavilion of Portugal, a beautiful one I visited during Expo'98.
You caught it very well. It is a well-framed and balanced composition.
dias (123) 2007-05-04 16:08
nao ha duvida que lisboa ficou muito a ganhar com esta foto...
- Copyright: Paulo Azevedo (apazevedo) (5469)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S5000
- Exposure: f/7.0, 1/900 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): World fairs and Expo [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-23 6:59