Technical Visits


Technical Visit A

Date:  March 30
Hours:  09.00 - 12:30
Price:  50€
The Municipal Stadium of Braga is an all-seater football stadium located in Braga, at a distance of just 20 km from Guimarães. Also known as “A Pedreira” (The Quarry), since it was carved from the face of Monte do Castro, it was built in 2003 as a venue for the 2004 UEFA European Championship. In 2006, the stadium won the Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award for the best new global design.

Its designer, Architect Eduardo Souto Moura, received the Pritzker Prize in 2011. The visit will be accompanied by the leader of the Engineering team, Rui Furtado. After the technical visit, the participants will have the possibility to participate in football activities in the Braga Training Centre and Young Academy.


Municipal Stadium of Braga


Technical Visit B

Date:  March 30 
Hours:  14.00 - 17:30
Price:  75€
The Porto Cruise Terminal is the largest project for the consolidation of the Port of Leixões as an important gateway of the region. It is located just 3 km from the city of Porto. Since April 2011, the new pier with a length of 340 metres has received the biggest and the most glamorous cruise ships from the worldwide cruise fleet, boosting the cruise tourism in the North of Portugal region.

The visit will be done accompanied by the architect, Luis Pedro Silva, and the leader of the Engineering team, Jose Carlos Lino. This technical visit will be followed by a cruise trip to the bridges of Porto. The cruise will go up river beginning on the margins of Porto and following the Douro river within the so-called Porto Six Bridges Cruise. During this cruise, Prof. Adão da Fonseca will give a lecture about those magnificent bridges structures.

Porto Cruise Terminal