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The SAAL Process - PT

Born out of the Portuguese revolution of 25 April
1974, SAAL ― the Serviço Ambulatório de Apoio Local [Local Ambulatory Support
was one of the most compelling
processes in twentieth-century architecture.
It was a pioneering
experiment in Europe, setting up technical teams (known as brigades) led by architects
who, in collaboration with the local population, tried to address the urgent housing
needs of the underprivileged
communities across the country
. From surveying living conditions to
supporting resident committees, from the architectural project to monitoring cases
of land expropriation, the brigades were reinventing the practice of
architecture, designing projects with
the residents and not for them.

This book includes new essays by Delfim Sardo, José
António Bandeirinha, Alexandre Alves Costa, Pedro Gadanho and Vittorio
Gregotti, as well as historic texts by Nuno Portas, Giancarlo De Carlo, an
interview with some of the major figures involved in the process and extensive project

André Cepeda, Daniel Malhão and José Pedro Cortes have produced portfolios documenting
a group of SAAL neighbourhoods as they are today.

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AddressRua D. João de Castro, 210
4150-417 Porto Portugal
Latitude 41º 9'35.40"N
Longitude 8º39'35.35ºW
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