© Luis Ferreira Alves


Created in 2007, CA is a non-profit cultural entity that has been affirming itself in the universe of content creation and programming for the national and international dissemination and affirmation of Architecture within the society.
Its actions involve not only architects but individuals and entities from various cultural and social areas who encourage and sponsor the mission they believe in, in the public interest of Architecture.
The following entities are represented on the Board: Matosinhos City Council, Porto City Council, Vila Nova de Gaia Town Hall, Architects' Association, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Douro and Leixões Ports Administration and Port.

According to its mission, CA intends to assert itself not only as a programming entity but, above all, as a creative entity, capable of producing for itself and partner entities its quality content prepared to roam in a consolidated network of national and international partnerships.

The creation of an own document fund will allow the CA to establish itself as an entity capable of safeguarding, treating and making available to the public access to credible information duly framed within its technical and cultural context.

CA is since november 2017 installed in its new 4,700 m2 premises in the Quarteirão Real Vinícola, in Matosinhos. With its installation in the Real Vinícola, became the only entity in the national territory exclusively dedicated to promoting the celebration of Architecture by bringing together, in a single space, an archive and an exhibition area.