*Please note the program below is subject to change.
Thursday, 13 May 2004
16:00 Registration of the conference attendees at the conference hotel : Pestana Porto Hotel Praca Da Ribeira 1 Porto 4050-513
19:20 Departure to Bogani Café
Avenida Ramos Pinto Loja 720 Vila Nova de Gaia
20:00 Sponsor's presentation followed by dinner
24:00 Return trip to the hotel
Friday, 14 May 2004
08:20 Departure to Alfândega do Porto
09:00 Lecture in Salão Nobre entitled “Porto — History and Urban Development”, by Prof. Rui Tavares, history expert and professor at FAUP (Architecture University of Porto)
10:00 Sponsor's presentation
11:00 Coffee break
11:20 Walking Visit to Edifío da Alfândega (XII century, renovated in 2000)
12:20 Transfer in Barcos Rabelos (typical boats of river Douro) from the Cais da Alfândega to the Palácio do Freixo
13:20 Lunch at Sala dos Espelhos (Palácio do Freixo)
15:20 Departure to Cadeia da Relação (renovated by architect Souto Moura in 2001) guided by an architect from his office
16:30 Lecture at S. Bento da Vitória monastery, entitled “Portugal's Contemporary Architecture”, by architects Fátima Fernandes and Michelles Cannatà
17:30 Sponsor's presentation
19:00 Transfer and visit to the Museum of Modern Art of Serralves, presented by the architect, Álvaro Siza Vieira
20:20 Dinner at Casa de Serralves
23:20 Bus transfer back to the hotels
Saturday, 15 May 2004
09:20 Departure to Braga
10:20 Visit of the Braga new football stadium, guided by the City Hall staff
13:00 Lunch and presentation at Santa Maria de Bouro (monastery converted into a country-house hotel by the architect Souto Moura) by an architect from his office
15:00 Departure to Porto
16:00 Visit to Leça Pool and Tea Room Boa Nova (both by architect Álvaro Siza Vieira), guided by an architect from Matosinhos Sport
17:00 Bus transfer to the hotel
20:00 Departure to Palácio da Bolsa (romantic style building from XIX century)
20:20 Gala Dinner at Palácio da Bolsa (with wine presentation by an oenologist)
23:20 Bus transfer to the hotel
Sunday, 16 May 2004
09:20 Departure to Almeida Garret Library, guided by the architect, José Manuel Soares
10:15 Presentation of the Rem Koolhaas Casa da Música Project
11:15 Departure to Casa da Música
12:15 Bus transfer to the hotel; lunch on your own
14:30 AIACE chapter meeting at the Pestana Porto Hotel
Monday, 17 May 2004
Cruise on Douro River
Hour TBA Departure from Porto. Cruise up to Tua River. Visit and lunch at the wine academy of the Vintage House hotel in Pinhão.
15:00 Embarking in Pinhão quay in direction to the Tua River
17:00 Return to Régua by train. Departure to Porto.
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