Deputy Mayor for urban planning

Municipality of Lisbon

Manuel Salgado is Deputy Mayor for urban planning, urban rehabilitation and public areas of the Municipality of Lisbon.

Architect and urban-planner, he has designed major urban projects and buildings, including the Belém Cultural Centre, the Higher Institute of Theatre and Cinema in Amadora, the Setúbal Professional School, the Expo’98 public areas and the Hotel Opera, in Lisbon.

He has received various professional awards, including the 1980 and 1998 Valmor Award, the First Award for Lisbon’s Riverside Tender (Belém/Santos Section), the Municipal Specifications Awards for Évora and Moita Plans, the 1993 International Stone Architecture Award, the 1998 AICA Award, the 1999 Portuguese National Design Prize and the 2003 Exposed Brick Architecture Award by Cerâmica do Vale da Gândara.

From 1972 to 1983 he managed the Urban Issues Department and was the technical director at a public project company in Lisbon. In 1984 he became manager of Risco, Projectistas e Consultores de Design, SA. (Project Managers and Design Consultants, Inc.) From 2002, he became the Guest Professor of Final Project Design on the Architecture course at Lisbon’s Instituto Superior Técnico. He obtained a degree in architecture at ESBAL (Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa) in 1968.

Manuel Salgado is a member of the scientific committee of La Fabrique de la Cité (The City Factory).

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.