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Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto

The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), is located west of the center of the city of Porto, in the Campo Alegre, where even many nineteenth-century villas are preserved and enjoys abundant vegetation. It is a floor terraces above the river mouth.
The building of Oporto University's Faculty of Architecture was designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira between 1985 and 1986, when he “returned” to the university where he studied between 1949 and 1955.
Of major international renown, the “Oporto School” trained some of Portugal's leading architects and receives tourists and students from throughout the world.
The location of the School whose first site was allocated for the project in 1984, has two major territorial characteristics:

1. It is a space being on the banks of the Duero River presents a landscape and a remarkable vegetation.

2. Being located in the middle of the access to the Porto-Lisbon motorway is given an intermediate and peripheral character.

Adjacent to the old stone wall of the estate, the new faculty buildings stretch out along two vertices of the triangular site, enclosing between them a courtyard and meeting place.

Address: Via Panorâmica S/N 4150-564 Porto
Telephone: +351 22 605 71 00