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Water Tank / Pedro Bandeira + João Figueira e Associados

  • 11:00 - 1 September, 2015
Water Tank / Pedro Bandeira + João Figueira e Associados
Water Tank / Pedro Bandeira + João Figueira e Associados, © Helder Sousa
© Helder Sousa

© Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa + 12

© Helder Sousa
© Helder Sousa

"The tower at the Water Treatment Station, which also acts as a viewing tower, is a bold infrastructure planned for Nova Aldeia da Luz (Southern Portugal). This unique element in the arid landscape of Alentejo pursues the modern utopia through a pragmatic and rigorously functional detailing process.

© Helder Sousa
© Helder Sousa

The visible bare concrete emphasises this imagery. However, its design could not be more paradoxical. It recalls the chimney of Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation, but it now stands on the ground, suggesting that the entire building has been buried. This is a metaphor that demonstrates a significant movement away from the more radical theories of the Modern Movement and towards the process of participation involved in the construction of the new village.

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Rejecting the antagonism between a shamefacedly erudite culture and the tyranny of popular taste, above all, this reservoir is a place of active tolerance."

© Helder Sousa
© Helder Sousa
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Water Tank / Pedro Bandeira + João Figueira e Associados" 01 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772757/water-tank-pedro-bandeira-plus-joao-figueira-e-associados/> ISSN 0719-8884
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