RIBA exhibition highlights Portugal’s contemporary architecture including a high school, art centre, library and hotel

The RIBA Trust is presenting an exhibition on young Portuguese architects at its London headquarters in June entitled Overlappings: Six Portuguese Architecture Studios.

The exhibition looks at the work of young architects Aires Mateus, Bak Gordon, Inês Lobo, João Favila, Paulo David Ricardo Carvalho, Joana Vilhena.

It explores the themes of locality, territory, permanence and cultural significance in the work of this cross-section of Portuguese architectural practice, explored through schemes including a high school, art centre, library and hotel.

The exhibition highlights the breadth of practice in a country which continues to provide an exciting context for contemporary architecture.

Plus, it coincides with contemporary Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza becoming the recipient of the Royal Gold Medal this year.

A presentation from Jonathan Sergison of London-based practice Sergison Bates Architects accompanies the display.