Porto Cruise Terminal led once again Open House Porto
Porto Cruise Terminal welcomed almost 6.000 participants in two days
After the huge success of the three previous editions, the Porto Cruise Terminal was once again the leader o this fourth edition of Open House Porto counting almost 6.000 visitors. On June 30 and July 1, a vast set of spaces of Porto, Gaia and Matosinhos were open for free, showing the excellence of the architectural heritage of the three portuguese cities. In this edition, 65 architectural spaces were open to the public, 5 more than in the previous edition. 70 percent of the spaces were unpublished in this issue, only 30 percent were repeated from previous editions.
At the Porto Cruise Terminal, besides the oportunity to discover the whole building guided by the Porto Cruise Terminal Architect Luís Pedro Silva, participants were invited to observe the sunset with music and bar service on the terrace of the building and even watch the football match between Portugal and Uruguai for the Russia World Cup.
Porto Cruise Terminal keeps arousing people's curiosity and numbers achieved in this initiative reveals "the interest in our Cruise Terminal that we want to be close to the surrounding community and to whom we like to open our doors and surprise with special events".
Organized and produced exclusively by CASA DA ARQUITECTURA (CA) – Portuguese Architecture Center, the 2018 edition of the Open House was curated by the architects Inês Moreira and João Paulo Rapagão, whose script "offers a unique opportunity to discover and enjoy unique places , new or old, prostrate in time, recovered or rebuilt ".
With the strategic partnership of the Municipal Councils of Porto, Gaia and Matosinhos, Open House Porto intended to continue to affirm itself as one of the most significant cultural moments of the year. In order for each edition to be original and unrepeatable, the curatorial focus of this edition "focused on architectures of industrial use and those of sustaining their activities", "in a clear demonstration that the cities we have inherited have assimilated and reconciled industry with the various uses that stimulate and mobilize them, "said the commissioners.