Under the seal of Tinta da China, the Atlas of Avenida Almirante Reis is a project coordinated by researcher Filipa Ramalhete, historian Margarida Tavares da Conceição and architect Inês Lobo, with the participation of 28 professionals linked to the History of Art, Urban Geography, Sociology, Architecture and Photography, among others.
The Atlas is structured in four parts that are physically divided by folding plants, bringing together historical and geographical perspectives, unpublished data, architectural analysis, and a design approach.
Almirante Reis is one of the most extensive avenues in the city of Lisbon, one of the most diverse and also one of the least studied.
Being one of the main connecting arteries between the city of the second half of the twentieth century and Baixa de Lisboa, being a road with unique characteristics, wherein a single line of expansion are visible the various periods of urban growth in the capital, there was a lack do this study, which covers all its extension and density.
This atlas, structured in four parts that are physically divided by folding plants, constitutes a census of the different aspects of this iconic Avenue, bringing together historical and geographical perspectives, unpublished data, architectural analysis and even, looking ahead, a project approach.
«The intention was to map the avenue without losing its connection to the context of the city as a whole. From the reflection on its diversity, we found the title, simple and comprehensive: atlas, what we want to show, what was mapped, and the toponym Almirante Reis, which can refer to the avenue as well as to its surrounding areas or to what it is more ambiguously in the interstices.»