‘El proyecto continuo, fondos y figuras’, by Ángel García-Posada

30 de April, 2024

The conference ‘El proyecto continuo, fondos y figuras’, by Ángel García-Posada, takes place as part of the Siza Baroque Programme, at the Soares dos Reis National Museum, on 4 May at 4pm, with free admission.


Conference in Spanish

Duration: 60 min.

Soares dos Reis National Museum Auditorium


Ángel García-Posada Biography

Architect from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla (2001), and PhD from the University of Seville (2008). He is a professor in the Department of Architectural Projects at the University of Seville and editorial director of the Arquia Foundation collections. He is the author and editor of several books and numerous articles in architecture and art magazines. He has participated in various research projects on the relationship between architecture and landscape, transfers between art and architecture and the concept of time in architecture, art and territory. He develops his activity in architecture, teaching and research from a transversal understanding of culture and the continuity between project and research. He is currently co-director of the XVI Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism.

The Siza Baroque programme will run throughout the year with the participation of the project’s researchers and their consultants. It also includes an exhibition at the Soares dos Reis National Museum and a closing concert, with a ‘baroque-contemporary’ composition (like Siza’s work), at the Clérigos Church in Porto.


For Álvaro Siza, “architecture is continuity and transformation. Starting with thought and gaze, with the material that comes from the pencil, it combines an attempt to understand our universe from a small partial order, in order to improve it later.

The idea of the project as continuity calls for an understanding that the project is linked to events that took place before and will continue long afterwards. The architect designs between times, merges his gestures with the environment, accommodating them, always aspiring for his projects to qualify places.

This continuity between the project and the place, which is born when the drawing begins to decipher its keys, can be extended to the continuity of the drawing itself, from the first visit to the place to the construction process, to this continuous drawing and, in reciprocity, to the hand that moves as the earth would like to move with the projects. In a reflection written about Aalto, Siza indicated that we should “include everything in the drawing”, “take everything as a stimulus”, alluding to the desire for everything to eventually find its place in the project”.


“Siza and Picasso” @Photography by Fernando Guerra



Scientific Research and Technological Development Project on the Architecture of Álvaro Siza Vieira FCT: SIZA/CPT/0021/2019


Funded by:

Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education; Ministry of Culture; Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto; Centre for Architecture and Urbanism Studies.


Supported by:

Soares dos Reis National Museum; Serralves Foundation; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; CCA; Drawing Matter; Casa da Arquitectura; Marques da Silva Foundation, Irmandade dos Clérigos and Conservatório de Música do Porto.