Running to the Tower

SHOT BYJosé Costa Barbosa

DIRECTORJosé Costa Barbosa



Running to the Tower

The futuristic architecture of Eastern Lisbon is a complete contrast to the city’s old quarters. Most of it was built for Expo 98, the World Fair that took place in Portugal’s capital between May and September of 1998.

The theme was “The Oceans: A Heritage for the Future,” and the entire area at the eastern end of the city’s waterfront was rebuilt for the event. When it was over, the new urban district was dubbed Park of Nations, and is now one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in Europe.