Lisbon – a bit of Postmodern architecture

Postmodern architecture isn’t really my thing but there were a few units that caught my eye.

I’m a big fan of this residential building in Campo de Ourique with it’s imaginative balconies. I like how the street light has been tacked on the side instead of on the pavement blocking the view.

Also love the smooth concrete lines of this block off Avenida da Liberdade.

Find it hard to date this residential building on a crossroads in Campo de Ourique. Perhaps it’s an older building that has been given a recent refit.

The Mesquita Central de Lisboa (Central Mosque of Lisbon) is the third largest mosque in Europe outside of Turkey.

It was designed by architects António Maria Braga and João Paulo Conceição and inaugurated in 1985.

Not sure if I particularly like the giant arm propping up the Evolution Hotel in Praça Duque de Saldanha but it’s something different. I do like the overlapping layered effect of the different floors.

And finally a couple of units on the Universidade de Lisboa campus.

Although I’m not sure of the purpose of this one. Lift to an underground carpark perhaps?

Probably the most famous Pomo building in Lisbon is the Torres das Amoreiras shopping centre built in the 80s to designs by Tomás Taveira. I did get a view of it but found it too hideous to take photos of! His stadiums are much better…

Time for some tiles!

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