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THAT MIRACULOUS ROOF | by André Pipa
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THAT MIRACULOUS ROOF

Yes, an instant attention-grabber... this is the Pavillion of Portugal in Lisbon, a brilliant creation from architect Alvaro Siza Vieira, conceived for the Expo-1998. Its remarkable sagging concrete roof weights 1,400 tones, measures 50 by 67 meters [ 167 by 223 ft ] and reminds an undulating sailcloth. Love this building, now empty...

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Taken on August 17, 2012