Subscribe your Support: Foco - Santo António Office Block
by Agostinho Ricca, João Serôdio and Magalhães Carneiro, Residencial Park of Boavista, Porto, Portugal, 1964
DATE: 23/12/2017
Docomomo International wishes to express its full support for the efforts that are being carried out in order to preserve FOCO, the Residencial Park of Boavista unity, believing that this complex must be preserved taking into consideration its history and the will to maintain its integrity and authenticity for future generations.

The Boavista Residential Park (by Agostinho Ricca, João Serôdio and Magalhães Carneiro, Residencial Park of Boavista, Porto, Portugal, 1964), most known as FOCO, was conceived as a housing unit, following other similar European experiences. It is one of the most exemplar housing complexes in Portugal, organized around a large central landscaped space, marked by the different complementary services to the housing program: commercial galleries, offices, residential club, hotel, cinema and church.

SUBSCRIBE YOUR SUPPORT: If you wish to support the classification application of FOCO, as a initiative to protect the whole ensemble, please complete this FORM and send it to the email joaoluismarques@gmail.com.

Photo: Agostinho Ricca archive

About the building: DGPC webpage [portuguese]
Sign the public petition: website
Portuguese news: linklinklinklinklinklink

Docomomo International Letter to the Municipality of Porto: PDF below [portuguese]