Launch
01.07.2021

Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Circo de Ideias

The book «Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Between Maturity and Prefiguration», published by e|d|arq, will be presented at Circo de Ideias with a conversation between Álvaro Domingues, José Fernando Gonçalves, Maria Manuel Oliveira, Bruno Gil and Nuno Grande, next 10 July, saturday, around 16:00.

“Winner of the Valmor Prize in 1975 and listed as a National Monument since 2010, the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most significant architectural works of the last half-century in Portugal. However, paradoxically, it is one of the least well-known amongst the Portuguese, and one of the least remembered amongst architects. Indeed, it may actually have been one of the purposes of architects Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016) and Nuno Portas (1934-) to produce a work so diluted in the space of the city of Lisbon that it would go almost unnoticed, while enacting the true meaning of the Polis.”

The book is available for purchase at our bookshop and online shop.