fala, together with experimental and pomo, was awarded the first prize in the IHRU public competition ‘encosta sul’, in almada. with 150 apartments and over 23.000m2 of construction, the proposal is organised in three quasi-identical longitudinal volumes.
the project departs from a stale feasibility study, to be now questioned and rethought, hopefully offering an alternative to how public controlled costs housing is seen and planned, in portugal, today. families are predicted to move in until 2026.
i will not make any more boring art.
- john baldessari, 1971