At the time, Álvaro Siza was a Fernando Távora disciple and the Boa Nova Tea House marked the beginning of his career, consagrated worldwide in 1992, when he won the Pritzker Prize.
After some years of neglect, the building has recently undergone profound works of redevelopment, again under the guidance of Álvaro Siza. Even the original furniture was reproduced, according to the drawings of the time and using the materials originally planned, with the aim of returning to the Boa Nova Tea House all the beauty and uniqueness that led to its classification as a National Monument in 2011.
Boa Nova Tea House, Leça da Palmeira, Portugal
Architect: Álvaro Siza