Publishing Support Program


Works carried out in the academic universe and in the following fields are selected for free edition: Citizenship Education, Public Health, European Cooperation, Demographic Sustainability, Urbanism, Traditional Arts and Crafts, Cultural Heritage and Natural Resources Management.

The Programme is educational in nature and aims to disseminate original reference projects and good practices. Applications are spontaneous and made by e-mail to:

The decision on the books to be published is the sole responsibility of the evaluation committee, which will analyze the applications.


The support to be granted consists of pagination, artwork, printing and free national publication.

Among all the published books, one title is distinguished annually for translation (Portuguese-English) and free international distribution to universities, research centres, cultural institutions, regional governments, European institutions, embassies and local authorities.


Letters and confessions: PANCHO GUEDES/JOHN DONAT 1962 – 1965

This publication deals with the correspondence between Pancho Guedes and John Donat, between December 12, 1962 and February 28, 1965; letters that prepare the magazine World Architecture.

It is obvious that letters of this nature contain within themselves a set of ideas, subjects and contents that can be analyzed. They are rich in the choices of works and authors and, in a set of considerations about architecture, that help us to understand the context and the time.

We end this publication with a simple tribute to the architect Pancho Guedes, initial administrator of the Serra Henriques Foundation: these are photos of two important events, the first on February 16, 2009, the Honorary Doctorate, received at the Instituto Superior Técnico, the second, the day of the presentation at the Centro Cultural de Belém, on May 23, 2009. in his exhibition entitled Vitruvius Mozambicanus.  



The object of this work is the international dissemination of Portuguese architectural production between 1976 and 1988.

It is situated within the scope of the Theory and History of Architecture, dealing with the Historiography of Portuguese architecture, in particular it studies the processes of its dissemination in international disciplinary environments. Taking advantage of the distance provided by the observation scenario being located outside, we believe that we can find a new perspective for the historiography of Portuguese architecture, which will illuminate other theoretical paths and the architectural production itself, thus contributing to those disciplinary fields, fostering a discussion that is intended to be enriching.

A project for the future of Lajes do Pico based on architecture and urbanism of local tradition

This publication, produced with the support of the Serra Henriques Foundation, presents the work and experience of the 2022 Summer School of Traditional Architecture, held in 2022 on the island of Pico, in the Azores.

Since 2014, a series of summer schools, courses, workshops, publications, exhibitions, awards, congresses and seminars have been organised annually to train students, academics and professionals, and to disseminate good practices and outstanding experiences in fields such as the conservation of cultural heritage, the sustainable development of urban centres, the design of new buildings and complexes that integrate the cultural legacy of each region and the materials and knowledge that have made it possible to create a new cultural heritage in the world. the creation of beautiful and sustainable places and buildings.

Among these training programs, one of the most outstanding for its impact is the Summer School, now in its seventh edition.


This book has as its object of study and analysis the work of the architect Amâncio d'Alpoim Miranda Guedes, initial administrator of the Serra Henriques Foundation. Given its enormous diversity – architecture (drawings, models, texts), painting, sculpture, mural – and quantity, we opted for a structure that shows the real meaning of all these interventions, but that simultaneously interconnects them.

Through these connections it is possible to have a holistic view of the architect's entire career and life.

More than a monograph, this research tries to broaden its field of action. It would not be possible to study the architect Pancho Guedes without resorting to a vast set of references, situations, people and places, even if these sometimes become mere secondary supports of our work. Far from being a "complete work", it aims to provide a set of information and analyses that have as their motto the reflection on the history of architecture and architectural practice 


Consolidation and Urban and Architectural Enhancement of Romeira/Cova da Piedade. Proposal for a Public Facility/Museum for Cacilhas/Romeira

The Serra Henriques Foundation is once again pleased with its cooperation with the University of Lisbon in yet another academic initiative with profound practical impact and relevance for our cities.

This publication is based on the exhibition 'Architectures between the River and the City' of the Faculty of Architecture of the UL, which took place at the Foundation's arts and crafts workshop, in Porto Brandão, in an articulated program with the municipality of Almada and fulfilling one of the Foundation's multi-annual programs in favor of the territory and cultural heritage.

A special note of appreciation for the commitment of the teacher-authors and for the vision of Professor Dias Coelho who directs this distinguished School and its talented students.



The Serra Henriques Foundation is once again pleased with its cooperation with the University of Lisbon, in this case in an academic initiative with profound practical impact and relevance for our cities.

This publication is based on the exhibition 'Southern Expansion' and 'Tagus Museum' of the Faculty of Architecture of the UL, which took place at the Foundation's arts and crafts workshop, in Porto Brandão, in an articulated program with the municipality of Almada and fulfilling one of the Foundation's multi-annual programs in favor of the territory and cultural heritage.

A special note of appreciation for the commitment of the teacher-authors and for the vision of Professor Dias Coelho who directs this distinguished School and its talented students.


A hundred old railway stations deactivated in recent decades need rehabilitation and a new life to stimulate social and economic dynamics in a significant part of the territory.

In December 2019, the Serra Henriques Foundation (FSH) signed an agreement with Infraestruturas de Portugal / IP Património (IPP) for the preparation of proposals for intervention in deactivated railway stations, mostly buildings of historical and cultural interest. IPP has entrusted FSH with cooperation with architecture faculties and national and international partners, to jointly study sustainable and strategic solutions.

The expected results are proposals capable of attracting the support of local authorities and the interest of investors who can implement the partial or total rehabilitation of this heritage.

The intervention in these buildings represents a contribution to the development of peripheral territories and deserts, seeking to mitigate social and economic disparities in the country.


Between the sea and the land is a research group, integrated in the Curricular Unit of Final Project of Architecture of ISCTE, which emerged with the aim of rethinking the territory and landscape of the south bank of the Tagus, with a focus on Costa da Caparica and in articulation with the Municipality of Almada.

In an extremely delicate place and so thought out at an urban level, with proposals and plans that have emerged from the 30s to the present day, but which for the most part have not gone beyond paper, it becomes relevant to have a critical look that constitutes a set of multiple ideas and opportunities, opening doors to a new intervention that looks at the territory and the landscape of Caparica as a whole, responding to their weaknesses and offering a consolidation and protection strategy for this unique scenario.


Raquel Medina Cabeças

"His PhD work, now well published, represents an innovative multidisciplinary angle, extending the mastery of art history to themes unusual to its more conventional universe. In a meeting of architecture, urbanism and the history of theatre, the author offers us an important and original contribution to the history of the city of Lisbon, in coherence, also, with her integration in the research line Estudos de Lisboa of the Institute of Art History of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon."

Miguel Figueira de Faria


Portuguese Association of Landscape Architects

Coordinated by Clara Ponte e Sousa

The landscape is the deepest and most undeniable mirror resulting from the way we pass through the world. It is a decisive judgment of our responsibility towards future generations and those who have gone before us, and it gives us an equation of sustainability.

However, its aesthetic and emotional dimension often places it in a distant plane of small distant paintings that inspire contemplation rather than action, and we often end up neglecting the landscape, losing it in the midst of the practical objectives of the immediate demands of everyday life.

This opens up a gap between the vital importance that the landscape has for each and every one of us, and the recognition of our effective responsibility towards it...

Luísa Schmidt, ICS-ULisboa 

National Landscape Award 2020
3rd Conference of the National Policy on Architecture and Landscape

The Monitoring Committee for Architecture and Landscape organizes, annually, a Conference that aims to promote scientific and technical reflection and open debate in the fields of the National Policy on Architecture and Landscape (PNAP).

These conferences are moments of meeting and joint reflection on various subjects related to architecture and landscape, seeking to encourage discussion around current concerns and future challenges.

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the European Landscape Convention and the period foreseen for the implementation of the first Action Plan of the National Policy for Architecture and Landscape ends....

 Fernanda do Carmo
Director-General of the Territory 

Contributions to a culture of architecture in Portugal.

Cristina de Abreu Castelo Branco
Thesis supervised by Jorge Figueira and co-supervised by João Ferrão 

"When she began her doctoral thesis, which serves as the basis for this publication, Cristina Castelo Branco was far from being able to imagine launching an initiative with the characteristics of the 'new European Bauhaus'. But by carefully reading her rigorous reconstruction of the national architecture policies of various countries, framing them in a broader debate on the relationship between architecture and culture, it is possible to find the main ingredients of the concept that structures the initiative announced by Ursula von der Leyen."

João Ferrão

The Blisses of Language: On Victor Palla and Bento d'Almeida
Pedro Bento d'Almeida 

Portuguese architects Victor Palla (1922-2006) and Joaquim Bento d'Almeida (1918-1997) worked together for 25 years - a lifetime collaboration that resulted in a frantic production of more than 700 projects. Their non-committal cultural positioning, the quiet poetical dimension of their work, and the ease of their self-expression through architecture - made evident in the effortlessness of their architectural experimentation - stand as some of the qualities which make them a duo worthy of remark.

This book, the first English publication dedicated to Victor Palla and Bento d'Almeida, proposes to analyse a selection of their projects for housing and office buildings located in the core areas of Lisbon.

To plan is that we understand each other

Isabel Maria da Costa Lobo


This year on the 2nd of October 2019, my Father - Prof. Costa Lobo - would have turned 90 years old and instead of thinking about what I could have done that day, what I could have given him, I thought about what my Father could give me, me and all those who are interested in urban matters, since one of his main facets and taste was teaching, it was to transmit knowledge, that is, it was to be a TEACHER.

So, as a Tribute and Sharing, I thought it would be good and interesting to disseminate and show in an orderly and tidy way in a publication, easily manageable and within everyone's reach, some, just some, of their ideas, theories, thoughts and reflections.

PORTUGAL, heritage and identity

The Serra Henriques Foundation, as a partner in the implementation of the National Policy on Architecture and Landscape, published this awareness brochure that was distributed by the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage to public institutes, schools, museums and monuments.

"Architecture and landscape are expressions of collective historical identity and culture, with a particular impact on education, social inclusion and citizen participation. (...) the creation and implementation of a public policy on architecture and landscape is a design of Portugal."



The objective of this Intervention Project in the Alcântara-Terra Railway Station and Surrounding Area, was to develop an aggregating work of the various technical valences of Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP), which involved the team of architects of IP Património (IPP) and the various specialties of the IP railway, together with INTBAU.

The initiative brought together proposals for architectural intervention that allow a wide range of approaches, from the most conservative to the most daring, taking advantage of different visions and "irreverences", thus registering a creativity that is important to retain. In this context, the students of the Integrated Master in Architecture and Urbanism had the opportunity to develop their academic intervention projects at the Alcântara-Terra Station, through the disciplines of Urbanism Project and Heritage Project.

Journey to the Unseen

Luís Santiago-Baptista, Maria Rita Pais

Abandoned places of high heritage value that exist in the shadows, inaccessible or unapprehensible. Fifteen case studies in the form of documents, drawings, canvases or original models, films and photographs by a hundred authors. This work seeks to highlight good practices and stimulate initiatives that lead to the revitalization of spaces, conservation or rehabilitation of this heritage in a latent state.

This is Modern Architecture

Texts: Ana Tostões, Joana Gouveia Alves, Sandra Vaz Costa
Illustration: João Fazenda | Coord.: Sofia Amaral Pereira

Acknowledging the importance of the Modern Movement in history and, in particular, in the history of architecture, the Serra Henriques Foundation joins Docomomo International for this edition, focusing on ten buildings, representative of the modern movement in Portuguese architecture and in Portugal, intending to draw attention to some references to the material expression of culture that, due to lack of knowledge, they can go unnoticed on a day-to-day basis. This initiative is part of the principles defined in the National Policy on Architecture and Landscape with regard to Education for Architecture, whose main objective is to contribute to the awareness of the role of architecture in the construction of the city and how it conditions the lives of citizens, with a view to enhancing greater literacy in this area. capable of generating a critical mass that demands more quality and, consequently, promoting greater participation in the city's construction processes.

Publication of the New Traditional Architecture Award

For the implementation of the Rafael Manzano Prize in Portugal, the Serra Henriques Foundation has published this publication in Portuguese, Spanish and English to disseminate the initiatives that extend to the national territory and in the fields of New Traditional Architecture.

Through the protocol signed in 2017 between the Serra Henriques Foundation and the INTBAU of the Prince of Wales Foundation, the Prize was implemented in Portugal and is understood as an opportunity to value the regions, local culture and economy and a strong stimulus to the promotion of the identity values of our country. In due course, a book will be published on the proposals that are candidates for the Prize and their winners.

Portraits of the Teaching of Architecture in Portugal

Portraits that the Archiprix Prize offers from the last seven years to distinguish the best projects of the Portuguese schools of architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture.

Following the Coimbra Meetings, where the teaching of architecture, the challenges of the territory and our cities were discussed, the Archiprix Prize promotes this reflection on national education and the excellence of young talents.

Archiprix Portugal is part of the network made up of national awards from the Netherlands, Spain, Chile, Germany, Turkey, Italy, India, Russia, the Balkans and Central Europe (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary and Croatia). Also part of the Archiprix network is the global award - Archiprix International.

Regionalist architecture of Galicia 

Rui Florentino

Architecture is the result of a time and a place, of the encounter between culture and nature. Regional circumstances are therefore present, in some way, in the composition and reception of works of architecture.

This book is a possible state of the art on twentieth-century architecture in Galicia. Although the majority of the "built landscape" does not immediately show it, the community between rural and urban areas, which well characterizes this region, allows him to hope to find this new "planning model", with diversity of production, political alternative and environmental balance.

Portrait of Teaching in Portugal in the areas of Architecture

A reflection on the teaching and presentation of the best projects of Architecture courses in 2015 in an initiative of the publisher Archinews in collaboration with the Architecture Platform (Serra Henriques Foundation, Portuguese Universities, Archiprix Network, Order of Architects, Casa da Arquitectura, Docomomo and Lisbon Architecture Triennale).

Letter from Sintra

Sidónio Pardal 

In 2015, the Serra Henriques Foundation edited and published the Sintra Charter in partnership with the Association of Portuguese Urban Planners and under the scientific coordination of Sidónio Pardal.

This document records the conclusions of the XVI Ibero-American Congress of Urban Planners and is a strong contribution to the reflection on good practices in the framework of Urban Planning, Spatial Planning, Landscape and Heritage Management.

Editions of the Archiprix Portugal National Architecture Award

Every year the Serra Henriques Foundation publishes, after the decision of the Jury of the National Architecture Award, a publication that portrays the excellence of the teaching of Architecture in Portugal.

The Award annually distinguishes the best master's works presented in the areas of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture, highlighting a collective of projects that reflect the challenges and aspirations of each Candidate, Advisor and Educational Institution in the national territory. Each edition has the contribution of the scientific directors of each faculty of architecture in the country and the partners of the Architecture Platform.

A Project for the Future of Beirã, Marvão

Alejandro Hermida García, Rebeca Gómez-Gordo Villa

Marvão hosted the international summer school organized by the Iberian Prize for Traditional Architecture. This resulted in a manual of good practices for the enhancement of the cultural heritage and urban rehabilitation of that municipality. This was the starting point for a broader intervention in "forgotten Portugal" and in urban territories that call for sustainable architecture.

Human Trafficking and Tourism

In collaboration with NSIS (Network of Strategic and International Studies), the Serra Henriques Foundation published this prevention study aimed at training employees in the Tourism and Hospitality sector (distributed by the World Tourism Organization).

This publication is part of the Protection of Human Rights and the Victims of Trafficking in Persons - Routes, Methods, Types of Trafficking and Sectors of Activity - the result of original research on the phenomenon of trafficking in persons and the identification of good practices with the aim of informing the formulation of practical recommendations for the three sectors: public, private sector and third sector.

Tejo Platform

Pedro Ressano Garcia, 2011

Tejo Platform is a concept. Innovative, it proposes an urban morphology that can be applied to any port city that wants to reconnect with the river and/or sea. It overcomes, at a low cost, the existing traffic barriers - road or rail - without affecting them, and creates a contemporary public space with different possibilities of use - a stage for large events or a hanging garden in the middle of an industrial area. Plataforma Tejo proposes a sustained reconfiguration of this territory through the construction of an embankment, an airway added to the city and which, among many other features, enables access to the largest museum in Portuguese (National Museum of Ancient Art), creating, at the same time, a noble reception space to the Rocha de Conde de Óbidos Tourism Cruise Terminal.

Society and Territory: New Challenges

Association of Portuguese Urban Planners

"The future of life on earth depends on the practices of urbanism that we are able to devise and implement to solve society's relations with the territory. It will be through thought, architectural imagination, ethical awareness of limits, rights, needs and capacities that we will determine the future of humanity."

Urban planning is the only one that can see, understand and design the territorial base where the lives of peoples materialize and sustain them.

Cartha - On Relations in Architecture

Cartha is an editorial project globally supported by the Serra Henriques Foundation and is open to proposals from all over the world. It presents itself as an international sharing platform of critical thinking, mixing Architecture and society, within the perspective of contemporaneity.

The publication is developed by a group of architects and designers of different countries that felt the need to expose a plurality of perspectives over specific subjects they brought to the discussion. The main medium of communication is its website, in English, that proposes a reading of the continuously compiled opinions, in an online archive fashion.

Maputo Open City

Fabio Vanin, 2012

Starting from the study of the architectural changes visible in the city of Maputo in recent decades, Fabio Vanin, a scholar of the Mozambican reality, proposes a reflection on the changes in the country's modern society in its various aspects.

Plano Lisboa Critical Cities

Publicações do projecto PLANO LISBOA com o objectivo de criar sinergias e mecanismos de aproximação da comunidade e reforço da identidade cultural, utilizando a produção artística contemporânea e a arquitectura como meio de comunicação, debate alargado e construção cívica.

O Plano Lisboa é um programa alargado de arte contemporânea que se propõe pensar a produção cultural na sua relação com a cidade, num diálogo com os factores sociais, históricos e arquitectónicos que a constituem.

Este projecto explora ainda novas possibilidades para uma prática cultural que possa responder de forma criativa aos desafios sociais e urbanos, bem como contribuir para o crescimento sustentável da cidade.

The River as an Urban Element 

António Ribeiro Amado

"This study, distinguished with the Archiprix Portugal Prize, seeks to assess the impact of rising average water levels on the urban centres of the Tagus estuary and transform this scenario into a strategic opportunity to allow an important front of debate on Portuguese coastal cities (...).

As an important note, we cannot fail to state the importance that awards have in the field of Architecture and Urbanism. The initiative of the Serra Henriques Foundation to promote Archiprix in Portugal, aimed at those who have finished their academic training, is an important stimulus. The importance of the awards goes beyond the ephemeral contexts of the present, stimulating generations for whom current problems will no longer be relevant, but who deserve to believe that the spaces we build, reuse and share and where our collective life takes place, can always be valued (...)."

In prefácio de Carlos Dias Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa 

My Mirror of Oral Health

Miguel Lopes Oliveira

On World Oral Health Day, this publication was publicly presented, which is the result of cooperation between the Serra Henriques Foundation, the Directorate-General for Health, the Lisbon Hospital Centre and the National Network of School Libraries.

From this initiative between Health and Education, an innovative project was born that seeks to introduce a set of good practices in the behavior of the population and a decisive commitment to disease prevention and health promotion in Portugal. The vocation of this project is to make the integration of the theme of oral health in school curricula inevitable, allowing to address the different themes in a more competent and effective way.

Managing Migration

The current international migration model is not responding to the new challenges and opportunities that the movements of people now present. Rising levels of migration due to economic globalisation and a growing variety of countries of origin with unpredictable and intense consequences make managing migration increasingly difficult.

Edition with the support of the World Organization for Migration and the Serra Henriques Foundation. University of Oxford, 2001

Huddled Masses and Uncertain Shores

International study on Human Rights published by the International Organization for Migration with the support of the Serra Henriques Foundation.

Adventures in Cape Verde

Evelinda Ferreira, 2010

This playful and pedagogical collection initiates the children's tale of multicultural characteristics, encouraging dialogue and the practice of intercultural values, the absence of which causes multiple tensions in contemporary Portuguese society.

Homeland Journal - Venice Biennale

The newspaper Homeland - News from Portugal, published with the support of the Serra Henriques Foundation, was the Official Portuguese Representation at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

A total of 165,000 copies, in three editions, were distributed to visitors from all over the world at the most iconic international architecture exhibition. News content produced based on two areas of reflection: a chronological one, with reflections by various experts on the last hundred years of architecture in Portugal, and a "propositional" one, with six projects in six cities in the country. Homeland also released the academic projects of the youngest talents distinguished by the National Architecture Award - Archiprix Portugal.

From Venice to Lisbon, this production was exhibited at the CCB for four months.