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Volume 63, 2019Modernism, Modernisation and the Rural Landscape, Proceedings of the MODSCAPES_conference2018 & Baltic Landscape Forum
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Encounters Between Infrastructure and Rural Landscapes|
|Published online||15 April 2019|
The five residential settlements built by HICA
Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo / Universidade Lusíada do Norte, Faculdade de Arquitecturae artes, Porto, Portugal
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With the exception of some individual buildings, the areas of residential housing constructed by the Cávado Hydroelectric Company(Hidroeléctrica do Cávado, or HICA) were not included in the debate on housing that was taking place at the time of their building, and later on were not considered worthy of any special attention. Despite their creation having been of fundamental importance to the construction and maintenance of the infrastructure of the Cávado hydroelectric scheme, from an architectural point of view these settlements only became well-known for being the location of four buildings that were designed by thearchitect Januário Godinho: three Pousadas and a restaurant. The housing settlements were the result of a merging of the expectations of management, the bureaucratic systems of the technical services department and the needs dictated by the circumstances that were encountered as the work progressed. In other words, the hydroelectric development of the Cávado was the reason for the implantation in that location of an urban structure that had been designed and produced in a technical services department based in Porto.
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