Leading researcher: Mário Afonso Gomes
Research group: Governance, Policies and Livelihoods
Type of project: Doctoral research
Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Starting date: 01-08-10
The Malagueira Quarter is a great-range social, political and architectural work designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira. The building of a social housing quarter was born from SAAL (Ambulatory Support to Local Residents Program) experience after the Portuguese Democratic Revolution of April 25th. This Program tried to fight and solve the social housing problems in this country, also in Évora. Malagueira was a consequence from SAAL, but exceeded it by large, and had create a multi-social quarter. For the Town Council of Évora – UNESCO World Heritage – it was a matter of solving social problems. The Malagueira Quarter consists of one thousand and two hundred houses that occupy twenty-seven ha, total population of four thousand and two hundred people proximately. The houses are one-family “duplex” home – the one-family family courtyard house, typical in the Portuguese South. This option made possible the creation of a space of transition between inside and outside. They present, from the beginning, five distinct types, which vary in the number of rooms and the placement of the staircase that allows the access to the upper floor. The houses are “evolutivas” – they were already designed for a progressive increase process. You can trace three socio-cultural areas in Malagueira, distinct but mixed: the self-construction area by the private owners; the cooperative area; and the social housing area from IGAPHE (where the residents are only tenants, all the others are the owners). Malagueira is a social and ethnic melting-pot and the objective of this thesis is to do a post-occupational evaluation on the anthropological ground of identity construction – based on the appropriations of the houses by their inhabitants.
|pub87*||José Gabriel Pereira Bastos||Supervisor||proj115*||Factores de apropriação e construção identitária em torno da casa: estudo de caso - Bairro da Malagueira / Siza Vieira||Doctoral research||Concluded|
|pub196*||Mário Afonso Gomes||Research scholar||proj115*||Factores de apropriação e construção identitária em torno da casa: estudo de caso - Bairro da Malagueira / Siza Vieira||Doctoral research||Concluded|