17:00 Amanda Levete (architecture)
18:00 António Adão da Fonseca (engineering)



Announcement of the winner of the International Competition for Ideas for a new Cycling Bridge in Lisbon + Opening of the exhibition with the selected works and the Jury’s shortlist + A party will follow with an invited DJ.

*Free entrance, limited to room capacity.

During this weekend, the Multipurpose Room of the Lounging Space will include a special programme of screenings of Lisbon and Amsterdam Conferences of past editions, dedicated to architecture.


13:00 Massimiliano Fuksas (EXD’05 Lisboa)
14:00 Eduardo Souto Moura (EXD’05 Lisboa)
15:00 Julien de Smedt (EXD’09 Lisboa )



17:00 Office for Metropolitan Architecture (EXD’08 Amsterdam)
18:00 Álvaro Siza Vieira (EXD’08 Amsterdam)
19:00 Alejandro Aravena (EXD’09 Lisboa)

Each screening is approximately 1 hour.

Amanda Levete and Professor António Adão da Fonseca will each address the audience focusing on the implications of civil projects on a city and with a particular reference to the anticipated cycling bridge for Lisbon. They will address pertinent issues of sustainability, social cohesion and urbanism. Taking place at Teatro Camões, this free admission lecture will give a global insight on the role of architecture as an advocate of mobility and environmental friendly urban practices.

A seminal influence in the world of architecture and design, Amanda Levete has spent her career exploring the transformative potential of space through a number of remarkable buildings and furniture pieces. Her interest lies in the physical and metaphysical, the organic and the man-made – working with diametrically opposed elements to create the unexpected. She is widely acclaimed for her ability to bring visionary projects to fruition and for realizing the ambitions of private and public sector clients.
Considered one of Britain's most accomplished architects, Levete has received a number of internationally prestigious commissions, including the media campus for News Corporation in East London and a major new hotel and retail development in Bangkok for Central Retail Corporation. She has forged long-term relationships with artists - a joint project with Anish Kapoor for the Naples Subway is now on site. Amanda Levete's individual furniture pieces for Established & Sons have been called sublime, pushing materials and design to their limits. Through this relationship she has produced a number of iconic pieces including the Drift bench and the Around the Corner pieces - each carved into a form by an advanced software program and then worked by hand.
Levete trained at the Architectural Association and worked for Richard Rogers before joining Future Systems as a partner in 1989. She is visiting professor at the Royal College of Art and a trustee of Artangel. Levete is a regular TV and radio broadcaster and she writes a column for Building magazine.
The formation of Amanda Levete Architects in 2009 follows the end of Levete's 20 years partnership with the late Jan Kaplicky at the influential office of Future Systems. One of the most innovative practices of its time, Future Systems completed award winning and internationally recognized buildings including Selfridge’s department store in Birmingham and the media centre at Lord's cricket ground, which won the prestigious Stirling Prize.

Professor António Adão da Fonseca has received his Doctorate in Structural Engineering at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine from the University of London and is Professor of “Design of Bridges and Special Structures” at FEUP (Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto). He is regarded as a specialist in his field and in July 2006 he established ADAO DA FONSECA – Engenheiros Consultores, Lda for the design of Bridges and Special Structures and to provide specialised consulting services in Civil Engineering.

International Competition for ideas for a new Cycling Bridge in Lisbon
Launched on July 27, the Competition was open to architects and engineers worldwide. Amanda Levete is also the jury of the competition which will promote alternative forms of mobility based on values of sustainability and will constitute a legacy for Lisbon and its inhabitants. The exhibition of the winning work and jury’s shortlist will be shown at the Lounging Space until November 8.

Lounging Space
Palácio Braamcamp
Pátio do Tijolo, 25
1250-301 Lisboa

Teatro Camões
Passeio do Neptuno, Parque das Nações
1990-193 Lisboa


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With the high patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic Aníbal Cavaco Silva.
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