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Pavillion of Portugal

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 floors stands out from a corner of the building, separated from the main construction by a gallery.
Architect: Álvaro Siza Vieira

Nikon D40X
2009/10/04 07:15:25.7
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 32mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/6 sec - F/4.5
Exposure Comp.: +2.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto +3
AF Mode: AF-S
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high

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