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Paulo Providência

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Research Interests
Health Buildings Architecture
Architecture for Archaeology

Paulo Providencia holds an Architecture degree from the University of Porto (1988) and a PhD from the University of Coimbra (2007). He is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Coimbra, where he is also a Tutor of Masters and PhD Dissertations. As well, he is a practicing Architect with an interest in the design of public-use buildings. Local coordinator of the European Joint Master Degree in Architecture, Landscape, Archaeology a joint programme of the University of Rome La Sapienza, National Technical University of Athens, the University of Federico II of Naples and the University of Coimbra. The design studio exercises of the 5th year have been subject of public debates, bringing heritage and architectural discussions outside the insitutions. His research interests include nineteenth-century and contemporary methods and practice of architectural expression, architecture of the public health facilities, hospital heritage, and architectural project. Has been Design Studio Invited Critic at: ETH Zurique, EPFL Lausanne, KTH Estocolmo, UCD Dublin, SAUL Limerick, Sapienza Università di Roma, NTUA Athens, Facoltà di Architettura Politecnico di Bari, FAUP Porto, KU Leuven in Gent, among others.


Design Studio Architecture and Memory, Integrated Master in Architecture

Design Studio at the Erasmus Mundus EJMD in Architecture, Landscape, Archaeology

Main Publications

Providência, João Paulo (2000), A Cabana do Higienista. Coimbra: EDARQ

Providência, João Paulo (orgs.) (2010), Georges Teyssot: Da Teoria de Arquitectura: Doze Ensaios. Lisboa: Edições 70, e|d|arq

Xavier, Sandra; Providência, João Paulo (orgs.) (2013), Leprosaria Nacional. Porto: Dafne

Providência, João Paulo (2016), Architettonica Percepta. Zurique: Park Books

Providência, João Paulo; Branco, João; Tostões, Ana (orgs.) (2020), Curar e Cuidar. Práticas de Reabilitação de Património Hospitalar do séc. XX.. Coimbra: Edarq

Providência, João Paulo; Branco, João; Tostões, Ana (orgs.) (2020), Oficina de Projeto Curar e Cuidar _ reabilitar (Cu_Ca_RE). Registo de Processo.. Coimbra: Edarq

Research Projects

2017-01 – 2019-12 – “CuCa_RE: Curar e Cuidar_reabilitar”, coordinated by Ana Tostões, sponsored by FCT.

2016-09 – 2020-09 – “Reuse Modernist Buildings – RMB”, coordinated by Michel Melenhorst, sponsored by CE.