Norte Júnior - Itineraries 1905 - 1929

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    In 2014, a series of events celebrated the work of Norte Júnior, the Lisbon architect who won the largest number of Valmor awards to date. As a result of this celebratory year, the Direção Geral do Património Cultural, through the Divisão de Inventário do Património Imóvel, Móvel e Imaterial/Departamento de Bens Culturais (DPIMI/DBC), in partnership with the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL), developed an inventory project dedicated to the work of Norte Júnior by making an exhaustive survey across the country. 

    The years between 1905 and 1929 mark the first stage of Norte Júnior's career, which can be described as the eclectic phase of his work, during which the architect designed his most emblematic buildings, by recognition and dimension.

    Of the 32 buildings that make up this set for the years 1905-1929, we highlight the Casa Malhoa and the adjoining house - that currently make up the Casa Museu Anastácio Gonçalves -, the houses on Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, Praça do Saldanha and Avenida de Berna, the mansions he designed in Faro for the industrialists Belmarço and Fialho, the cafés in Baixa, the Voz do Operário school, the Vivenda Rosalina and the Royal Cine, integrated in the Bairro Estrela d'Ouro, the warehouses for the Abel Pereira da Fonseca wines, in Marvila, the Palace Hotel of Curia, the Stables of Santos Jorge in Estoril and the Salreu Buildings project - two twin multi-family housing buildings that he designed as a single unit for Visconde de Salreu on Avenida da Liberdade and Rua Rodrigues Sampaio -, or the three buildings on Avenida Duque d'Ávila that define the essence of his work: an eclectic and elegant architecture, harmonized with the principles of urbanism and hygiene that identify the spirit of the modern Lisbon of Ressano Garcia, which currently constitute one of the few original nuclei of the Avenidas Novas buildings.

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