Bartolomeu Costa Cabral

Bartolomeu Costa Cabral was born in 1929 in Lisbon, where he lives and works. He obtained a degree in Architecture in 1957 from the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon. In 1954, still a student, he joined the Studies and Urbanization Office of the Lisbon City Council, where he remained until 1959. He began his professional career at the office of Nuno Teotónio Pereira, with whom he designed the celebrated Bloco das Águas Livres (Lisbon, 1959). Between 1962 and 1967 he worked as an intern in Paris (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batîment), in London (Greater London Council) and in Lisbon (LNEC). From 1960 to 1963 he was an architect at Federação das Caixas de Previdências and from 1969 to 1996 he collaborated at Atelier GPA of architects Maurício de Vasconcelos and Luís Alçada Baptista, having been responsible for the design of public buildings, such as the Headquarters of the Portuguese Society of Authors (Lisbon, 1971), and university and polytechnic education buildings, such as the University of Beira Interior (Covilhã, 1973- 93), the University of Minho (Guimarães, 1986), the Higher School of Agriculture of Bragança (1986) and the Higher School of Agriculture of Santarém (1988).
Of the vast work that he has been developing on his own, the following projects are worth mentioning: Escola Primária do Castelo [Castelo Primary School] (Lisbon 1960), the set of 600 dwellings in Olivais Sul (in co-authorship with architect Nuno Portas, Lisbon, 1961), the set of 300 dwellings in Bairro de Olivais Sul (in co-authorship with architect Nuno Teotónio Pereira, Lisbon, 1963), the Bairro do Pego Longo [Pego Longo Residential District], within the scope of the SAAL operations, (Sintra, 1975- 95), the Higher School of Technology of Tomar (1988), the Faculty of Engineering of the Portuguese Catholic University (Sintra, 1996-2002), the Central Library and the Wool Museum of the University of Beira Interior (Covilhã, 1998-2003), the Quinta das Conchas Station of the Lisbon Metro (2002) and single family homes in Lisbon and Beja. His architecture reflects the ethical and humanist dimension of its author. Bartolomeu Costa Cabral, AICA Prize 2019, also taught at the School of Fine Arts of Lisboa and held executive positions at the National Union of Architects and at the Portuguese Section of the International Union of Architects.