Luís de Camões Theater wins Urban Rehabilitation Award

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“It was the stage for opera performances during the reign of King João V, was later used as a barn, regained dignity in 1880 as Teatro Luís de Camões (with the reopening 300 years after the poet’s birth) and hosted it for years a cultural community that ended up closing for security reasons due to the state of degradation. Last year, after careful rehabilitation work signed by the prestigious duo Manuel Graça Dias (recently deceased) and Egas José Vieira, the Theater – now known as LUCA (Place for Children and Youth and for the Arts) as it is oriented towards youth shows – it reopened with a renewed look to illuminate Calçada da Ajuda with its neoclassical style in a register of “Italian theatre”.

The equipment has now been recognized for the careful rehabilitation work carried out by winning the National Award for Urban Rehabilitation 2019 in the “City of Lisbon” and “Social Impact” category.

The award, co-organized by Vida Imobiliária and Promevi, received eight more categories (see full list below) in the residential, offices and restoration area, among others.

The 10 chosen ones were chosen among 80 projects in a total of 213 thousand m2 of intervention area spread over 20 municipalities from North to South of the country.

Lisbon hosts the best projects in the areas of social impact, residential, restoration, structural rehabilitation and energy efficiency. For Porto, the awards for tourism and intervention with less than 1,000 m2 were awarded, while Coimbra was distinguished with the best service&trade project. In addition to these categories, the best project in the context of Lisbon and the best in the context of Porto were also distinguished.”