Siloauto, iconic car parking silo

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Siloauto, iconic car parking silo

The Siloauto, (Alberto José Pessoa and João Abel Bessa, architects, 1964) is a circular, multi-stage, car parking building situated in Oporto downtown, and an iconic building. The building is managed and maintained by the municipal government.

One particular note , especially to the habitants of Oporto, the lateral side of the building, near the entrance, shows a faded advertisement, imperceptible today due to weather exposure and, lack of maintenance.
The old ad belongs to “Confeitaria Cunha” and it’s promoting it’s famous “bolo-rei”, a traditional Christmas cake, present in every home by that holiday.

Despite the efforts made, I can’t seem to find any photograph of the original ad, so whoever has one and, wants to share it, feel free to contact me and I will gladly put it here in this post.

 

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Siloauto Exterior

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Siloauto building

 

By |2018-09-24T21:28:13+00:00November 29th, 2017|Architecture, Oporto|0 Comments

About the Author:

Pedro Mendonca, born in Lisbon at December 3 of 1972, studied Organic Chemistry, with a passion for photography and architecture , mainly focusing his written work on industrial history and portuguese industrial heritage.
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