The House of Twenty-Four


Andrea Tonazzini


The old building of the Council, also known as the House of Twenty-Four is one of the latest project of the portuguese architect Fernando Tavora.

The origins of this building date back to the fifteenth century when, close to the Cathedral of Porto, in the center of the old part of the city, was built a tower to house the local corporations.

The project trasforms and restores the Council building in a "memorial" that remember the long years of life and history of the city of Porto, a monumental object, in dialogue with the cathedral and the historical archive.

A building that possesses an inner space able of arousing emotions.

It's the laboratory the place where we work and study. Here, observing and reflecting, we do practice. It's the storehouse in which collect the imprinted signs along the way.

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