In French (subtitles available)   

This conference took place in Luxembourg on 3 July 2015. It was organized by LUCA in collaboration with the Embassy of Portugal in Luxembourg and Camões – Centro Cultural Portuguès – Luxemburgo.     

During this lecture, Gonçalo Byrne – founder of Gonçalo Byrn Arquitectos – presents a selection of projects, such as the Estói Palace (Algarve), the former hospital of Saint Teotónio de Viseu, the headquarters of the Government of the Province of Flemish Brabant in Leuven, and remarkable urban planning projects like the Ajuda Palace in Lisbon. His office has an extensive body of work in Portugal, Italy, Belgium, etc. They approach a generalist, multidisciplinary, and convergent architecture which may develop an enriching dialogue between new interventions and respective environments. 

Gonçalo Byrne is an architect graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon holding an Honorary Degree from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon and from the Faculty of Architecture of Alghero, in Italy. In 1975, he established his own practice and, in 1991, he founded the studio Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos. His practice implies an extremely complex knowledge of different fields beyond architecture, from engineering to landscaping, sustainability, archaeology.