A book by Domingos Tavares. A discreet man, with serene behavior and certain convictions, António Correia da Silva was a typical Porto citizen, creator of emblematic architectures of the city. His professional activity has never been properly valued. As an exception, no one disputes the meaning of the municipal affirmation of the Paços do Concelho building, at the end of Avenida dos Aliados, or the importance of the Bolhão Market as a promoter of civic life promoted by the liberal bourgeoisie of the First Republic. The critical discourse about his work has always revealed some mistrust regarding the programmatic assumptions of those architectures, forgetting the conceptual coherence that originated them. As for other less central works, such as the São Roque da Lameira Slaughterhouse or the Foz do Douro Municipal Fire Department garage, they have been forgotten as a mark of an era. But Correia da Silva did not disappear from the narrative of the architecture of Porto, because those two emblematic works soon touched the heart of the people, who took them as the identity mark of the civic center.
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