21-22 November 2019 at Lusíada University

Key notes speachers:

Nikos Salingaros - "How Mathematics meaning in architecture"

Renato Saleri - "Urbanism and Architecture:pattern generation"

António Araújo - "Spherical Perpective methods for immersive architectural sketches"

NOVEMBER 18, 2019

Lisbon Geography Society and Vila do Conde City Municipality jointly promote a commemorative day of the 2019 National Maritime Day under the theme "Water: State of Life on Earth", a plural celebration of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Magalhães-Elcano circumnavigation journey (1519-1522).

NOVEMBER 10, 2019

On November 1st, the Instituto Superior Técnico student Sofia Grave Ferreira was awarded the prize for the best architectural concept ideia for thr Portuguese Cultural Center - Centro Cultural Português - in Guinea Bissau. The ceremony took place at Portuguese Embassy where the Mr. Ambassador  António Alves de Carvalho handed out the prize to the winner.  

NOVEMBER 1, 2019

The Biombo Region Development Plan was presented in October 28th to the Biombo Regional Government with the  presence of the Governor. In the afternoon the plan was presented at the Ministry of Territorial Administration.

OCTOBER 28, 2019

Special Issue "Design the Future City of Refugees" of Urban Science

JUNE 22, 2019

A Special Issue "Design the Future City of Refugees" of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851) has been set up.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

More information please see: 

Erasmus + HiTimber Workshop

APRIL 1, 2019

Between the 25th of March and the 5th of April the Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa receives students and professors from Estonia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Portugal and Lithuania, to participate in the HiTimber workshop “Sustainable high-rise buildings designed and constructed in timber”.

The first week have been intensive, with the lectures about timber products, structural design, acoustic and fire requirements, life cycle analysis and sustainability, given by a team of professors and specialists: Vijoleta Sulciene, Roger Taylor, Miguel Amado, Chris Barlow, Elzbieta Hamadyk, Luís Guerreiro, Martti Kiisa, Niels Erik Hansen and José Silvestre. Part of the space used for presentations was created from cork blocks and we had a pleasure to receive a general Manager of Amorim Isolamentos Carlos Manuel to talk about this valuable product. The architect Nuno Mateus from ARX Portugal showed how does the building in timber look like in practice with the examples of executed projects in Portugal.

The transnational and interdisciplinary groups of students continue to work on their assignments. Until now it has been a successful time. We start a new week with more energy. Five days left for the final presentations. Stay tuned!

Workshop "The Behavioural Pasts and Places"

MARCH 27, 2019

In order to analyze and discuss the consequences of the urban renewal and gentrification processes taking place in the city of Lisbon, a Workshop will be held at the facilities of the Fábrica do Braço de Prata in Lisboa, with a view to the collaborative construction of measures and programs that can minimize negative effects and preserve the built and immaterial heritage.


Rehabilitate, Interpret, use the modern in Mindelo and in Almada

House of Architecture in Oeiras, from March 29 to April 12

MARCH 25, 2019

The Coordination of the Architecture Course of IST and the Municipality of Oeiras invite you to participate in the exhibition of Final Architecture Projects of the final students of the Master in Architecture of the Instituto Superior Técnico developed in the academic year 2017/18.

The architecture projects were grouped in two groups, one with object in the city of Mindelo in Cape Verde and another in the city of Almada in Portugal.

The concept of the exhibition is the geographical line that separates the two groups but simultaneously unites them through a common theme - The modernist architecture of the first half of the twentieth century by two Portuguese architects.

The exhibition space is divided in two to emphasize this idea, creating a large central distribution space from which the visitor can visualize the various projects exposed. In the atrium space there will be a disclosure of introductory elements to each of the pre-existing buildings that were the subject of student intervention.

An identical layout was proposed for all the participating works - two A1 panels, one mock-up and one portfolio to be displayed on a modular support that could be

replicated by the projects.

This exhibition benefits from the quality of the space of the recently created House of Architecture of Oeiras as a reference point for the promotion of the architecture produced in the Greater Lisbon area, in particular, in the present case of an academic context, and of dissemination of the work methodology developed by the finalist students of Instituto Superior Técnico who also had the participation in MEIA - Mindelo International School of Art in Cape Verde.             

Academic Internship

MARCH 01, 2019

Meeting between the GEOTPU.LAB team and representative of the Agostinho Neto University of Angola to prepare the protocol for the accomplishment of academic internships of UAN students in the GEOTPU.LAB for academic year of 2019/2020.


MARCH 01, 2019

The GEOTPU.LAB team will participate in the mission from 5 to 10 March 2019 in the presentation of the proposal for the Plan of the Biombo Region, Guinea-Bissau. The team composed by Prof. Miguel Amado, Dr. Evelina Rodrigues and Architect Rita Lemos are part of the entourage of the Oeiras City Hall and the UCCLA - Union of Capital Cities of Portuguese Language.

Academic Internship

FEBRUARY 27, 2019

The student, Giovanna Martinelli of the University of Santa Maria, Brazil, had Academic Internship in Urbanism and Sustainable Architecture at GEOTPU.LAB on February to participate in the Guinea-Bissau project.


DECEMBER 19, 2018

On November 19, the 'We Are Water' Foundation in collaboration with Roca Lisboa Gallery celebrated the 'World Toilet Day' with a roundtable about health and water crisis.

The Professor Miguel Amado was one of the guest speakers in the roundtable.

Here is the video of the event which you can watch.



DECEMBER 05, 2018

Between January 7th and 28th in every monday and thursday at 4pm, the Professors Ana Firmio and Francesca Poggi present a course about Society, Environment and Territory.

Click here for more informations.


'ARQUITETURA' EXHIBITION at 'Palácio do Conde de Penafiel' in Lisbon

NOVEMBER 28, 2018

Next week, the Students from IST exhibit their MSc Architecture final projects. Those who are interested can visit the exhibition in between December 3rd and 7th at 'Palácio do Conde de Penafiel', in Lisbon. 

The opening ceremony will be attend by the Minister of Culture of Cape Verde.


'Os Materiais de Construção na Relação da Arquitetura com a Engenharia Civil' EXHIBITION

NOVEMBER 28, 2018

The first edition of this exhibition start in the next week, on December 3rd. The event takes place at Civil Pavilion at Instituto Superior Técnico and includes the presence of the following companies:


















These brands will be their to improve the connection between students and construction and architecture companies and promote the direct contact of the students with materials which they going to work with in the future.

In this exhibition will be organized also some workshops and technical sessions to allow the present companies promote their products in detail to the public.


GEOTPU.LAB presented research projects at CERIS Open Day

NOVEMBER 06, 2018

On October 23th and 24th our members Raquel Santos and Elzbieta Hamadyk were at CERIS Open Day, to present two research projects from GEOTPU.LAB in collaboration with CERIS. Raquel presented the 'Biombo, Agir!' project in Guiné-Bissau and Elzbieta presented her PhD research topic, 'Sustainable Guidelines for the Design of High-rise Timber Buildings' linked to the European Union HiTimber Project.  

'WORLD TOILET DAY' - Roca Lisboa Gallery 

OCTOBER 27, 2018

On November 19, at 6:30 PM, the 'We Are Water' Foundation celebrates the 'World Toilet Day' with a round-table at Roca Lisboa Gallery with the intent to promote a discussion about health and water crisis, based on solutions that nature can offer.

The Professor Miguel Amado is one of the guest speakers in the roundtable 'Saneamento: Soluções que Podemos Encontrar na Natureza'.

If you want to know more about the event click here to see more informations. The entrance is free and you only need to register. 



Between October 15 and 26  the Nuclear (Architecture Students Core of Instituto Superior Técnico) presents the VII edition of the Exhibition ‘cincoxcinco’.


This Exhibition happen every year and shows 5 outstanding projects from each year of the architecture course from the Instituto Superior Técnico.

The 2018 edition is entitled ‘Project Process’.


The 5 projects are:

  1. Coruchéus, Alvalade neighbourhood, Lisbon

  2. Estrela Parish, Lisbon

  3. Pedrouços dock, Lisbon

  4. Almada (centre)

  5. Cidade de Mindelo Bay, São Vicente Island, Cape Verde and Almada City

OCTOBER 18, 2018


OCTOBER 11, 2018

This tuesday, October 9, our Architect and Civil Engineer Francesca won the 2nd place in the APREN 2018 award for "Melhor Tese de Doutoramento" with: 'SMART RURAL: Eficiência Energética e Energias Renováveis no Espaço Rural' thesis. 

"Breaking down walls for the sustainable energy transition of territories!"





SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

This week happened the presentation session of the E-book 'Rethinking oé-cusse - timor-leste | teaching and research in architecture'. The launch event was attended by the director of the IST Press, Professor Pedro Lourtie; Professor Miguel Amado, Associate of the Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georeferences Department, Professors Nunes da Silva, Vitor Carvalho Araujo and Teresa Heitor and some master's students of Architecture, in the condition of authors of the same projects  which appear in this book. 


SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

We invite anyone who wants to attend TOMORROW, September 26, at 4:00 p.m., in the amphitheater VA1, Floor-1, Pavilion of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources, Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon for the book presentation session (E-book) RETHINKING OÉ-CUSSE - TIMOR-LESTE | TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN ARCHITECTURE (Ed. Miguel Amado).

We are waiting for you!!!



JULY 12, 2018

Between July 4 and 5, the Professor Miguel Amado had been to Guinea-Bissau to present, to the regional authorities, the ‘Relatório de Caracterização e Diagnóstico’ of the ‘Plano de Desenvolvimento Regional do Biombo Guinea-Bissau’.


Casa da Arquitectura

JUNE 11, 2018

Next tuesday, June 12 happens the "PRÁCTICA, ENSINO, ARQUITETURA, ART, SOCIEDADE" event where GEOTPU.LAB will present its Gambia Project. 

This event will take place at "Casa da Arquitectura", Avenida Menéres 456, 4450-201 Matosinhos, and is scheduled for 6.30 pm



JUNE 08, 2018

On June 6, 2018, an open session of the Gambia Design Build Challenge was presented at the amphitheater VA.3 of the Civil Pavilion at IST.

The session had the intention of introducing our partners, present information about the project, raise volunteers, and clarify doubts about the project and its costs, goals, duration, etc.