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October 22-26, 2014


Concept and moderation: Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR; in cooperation with Ina Homeier-Mendes

Guided tours: Ina Homeier-Mendes, architects and winemakers on site  

Tour operator: Mondial GmbH & Co. KG


The autumn tour leads from the city of Porto and the Atlantic coast inland to wine architectures along the Douro River - the Quinta do Valado in Peso da Régua by Francisco Vieira de Campos, the Niepoort Quinta de Nápoles in Santo Adrião by Andreas Burghardt and the Quinta do Portal in Sabrosa from Alvaro Siza - to Braga.

The focus of the architectural tours is on Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura - both former Pritzger Prize winners. Other buildings by Paulo Merlini, Clínica de Arquitectura, Rem Koolhaas, etc. are on the current program. Atmospheric overnight stays in the Quinta do Portal winery and in the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro offer architectural classics, wine tastings and culinary delights - such as the "Boa nova Casa de Cha" from 1963 and in the legendary "Graham's 1890 Lodge Rehabilitation" - additional highlights.


Sunset approx. 18:40, time difference to Austria: - 1 hour.


Wednesday, 10/22 / Arrival in Porto, Graham's

Individual check-in, flights with LH via Frankfurt to Porto

  Bus ride to Porto, check-in Hotel Carris Porto Ribeiro

Walk and partly by taxi  to Graham's Lodge   

Graham´s 1890 Lodge Rehabilitation / Luis Loureiro + P-06 - Nuno Gusmão, 2011

Guided tour, wine tasting, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Carris Porto Ribeiro, Porto


Thursday, October 23 / PORTO, Leca da Palmeira, Pousada in Amares

check-out, walk to Sao Bento train station

Sao Bento subway to Casa da Música

Casa da Musica Subway Station / Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2011

Casa da Música / OMA, Rem Koolhaas, 2007 / guided tour 

Walk (approx. 15-20 min.) To the architecture faculty and short coffee break on the way

Faculty of Architecture and Carlos Ramos Pavilion / Alvaro Siza, 1985 / guided tour 

Individual lunch on the university campus, walk to the Casa des Artes

Casa das Artes, SEC Cultural Center / Eduardo Souto de Moura, 1991


Boa Nova Casa de Cha , Matosinhos / Alvaro Siza, 1963 / guided tour 

Piscinas das Mares , Leca da Palmeira / Alvaro Siza, 1966

Bus ride to Amares

Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro , Amares / Eduardo Souto de Moura, 1997 (check-in)

Aperitif, followed by a tour of the house, dinner

Overnight in the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro, Amares


Friday, October 24th / Viana do Castelo, Braga and the finale at the winery  Quinta do Portal

check-out Pousada, bus ride to Viana do Castelo

Cultural Center of Viana do Castelo / Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2013

Bibliotheca Municipal / Alvaro Siza, 2008 (possibly café break)

Bus ride to Braga

GNRation / Atelier Carvalho Araújo , 2013 / Visit with the architects

individual lunch at Praca da Republica, Braga

Braga Stadium / Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2004 / guided tour

Bus ride to Sabrosa 

Quinta do Portal , Sabrosa / Alvaro Siza, 2010 (check-in)

Guided tour of the winery, wine tasting, dinner with wine accompaniment 

Overnight in the Quinta do Portal, Sabrosa


Saturday, October 25th / Wine tours in the Quintas Nápoles and Valado,  Evening in Porto

check-out Quinta do Portal, bus departure

On the way  short tour of Espacio Miguel Torga in Sao Martinho de Anta /

Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2010

Bus ride to Santo Adrião

Niepoort Quinta de Nápoles , Têdo, Santo Adrião / Andreas Burghardt, 2008

Guided tour of the winery with Dirk Niepoort and Andreas Burghrdt, wine tasting, lunch

Bus ride to Peso da Régua

Quinta do Valado , Vilarinho dos Freires, Peso da Régua / Guedes + DeCampos  - Francisco Vieira de Campos, 2011

Guided tour of the winery, wine tasting

Bus trip to Porto

Hotel Carris Porto Ribeiro check-in, then free evening    

Overnight at Hotel Carris Porto Ribeiro , Porto


Sunday, October 26th / Porto, Matosinhos and departure to Vienna

check-out, bus departure 

Fundação de Serralves Museum and Garden / Alvaro Siza, 1999

(individual visit to the exhibitions and the garden)

Lunch in Matosinhos; Bus ride to Porto airport; Return flight with LH via Frankfurt to Vienna



Photos: ARCH ON TOUR archive

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