'Neighbours', by Cândida Pinto

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Between May and June, the Foundation will present three works, by three female directors, chosen by architect Álvaro Siza Vieira as part of the Siza exhibition.

The second film of the cycle presents four documentaries directed by journalist Cândida Pinto, that make up the series Neighbours, part of the official Portuguese representation at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. The documentaries follow four social housing projects conceived by architect Álvaro Siza Vieira in four European cities: the Bouça neighbourhood, in Porto, Schilderswijk, in the Hague, Campo di Marte, in Venice, and ‘Bonjour Tristesse’, in Berlin. The encounters between Siza and the locals allow us to reflect on themes such as the European space, gentrification and emigration.



18:30 / Bairro da Bouça, Porto

Bairro da Bouça was projected by Siza Vieira logo after the April 25th Revolution to improve the precarious housing conditions in Portugal, having integrated the SAAL (Serviço de Apoio Ambulatório Local) programme.

19:05 / Schilderswijk, The Hague

In 1983, Álvaro Siza Vieira is invited to coordinate the rehabilitation of Schilderswijk's Zone 5, in The Hague.

19:40 / 'Bonjour Tristesse', Berlin

Located in Kreuzberg, Berlin, 'Bonjour Tristesse' was the first international project by Álvaro Siza Vieira, started in 1980. It integrated the International Building Exhibition Berlin in 1987.

20:15 / Campo di Marte, Venice

In 1985, Álvaro Siza Vieira won the international competition held by Istituto Autonomo Case Popolari (IACP) for the rehabilition of the Campo di Marte neighbourhood, in the Giudecca island, Venice. 





140 minutes (35 minutes each part)


Cândida Pinto

Art director

Alexandre Ferrada


Madalena Durão


Marco Carrasqueira


Rodrigo Lobo


João Bruno Soeiro

Sound post-production

Octaviano Rodrigues


Rui Branquinho


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