Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 5/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
The first Lisbon Architecture Triennial focuses on "urban voids"—and their potential for regeneration. Examining that topic are nine exhibitions; a seminar that brings together experts in urban planning and architecture, from Zaha Hadid to Peter Eisenman; and three competitions including one for students, asked to redefine underutilized zones in Lisbon, Almada, and Barreiro.
Events take place around the Portuguese capital and its Park of Nations, itself a former "urban void" redeveloped for the 1998 World's Fair. Linking the Tagus River with the city center, the park now encompasses not only a marina but also a shopping center and train station. Here's to voiding the voids. May 31–June 31; 351-21-324-11-75; trienaldelisboa.com.