Recommends To The Government To Take Measures To Prevent Deterioration And Demolition Of The Bolhão Market

Original Language Title: Recomenda ao Governo que tome medidas para impedir a descaracterização e demolição do Mercado do Bolhão

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1 Group draft resolution No. 326/X Recommends to the Government to take measures to prevent deterioration and demolition of the Bolhão market bolhao market is one of the most emblematic buildings of the city of Porto. Built between 1914 and 1917 under the direction of the architect António Correia da Silva, the Bolhão market was, to date, a pioneering work in the use of reinforced concrete in conjunction with metal structures and other innovative building techniques. In addition to being an imposing Beaux-Arts building, is also one of the most beautiful 19th century downtown blocks. By its location and by activity so characteristic of traders and salespeople on it installed, bolhao market has quickly become a symbol of the identity of the city of Porto. The city market bolhao is etched in the memory of successive generations of portuenses is part of the history of the city and its people. In the 90 and with a view to the necessary implementation of conservation and rehabilitation works of the building-that time become indispensable, and its adaptation to new social and commercial requirements, has been approved in public competition, a project designed by the Architect Joaquim Massena, which was awaiting execution by the Chamber. Such a project provided for the maintenance of the perishable food goods market, adding new capital gains to the building without destroying or mischaracterize their architectural lines, or tamper with their social function. We remind you that the Bolhão market, for its architectural and urban value and its economic and social role, will be classified as Property in the public interest, as approval of 22 February 2006 of the Minister of culture. Nevertheless, this property is now seriously threatened with demolition. Recently, by decision of the Câmara Municipal do Porto, the city market bolhao was unaffected in the public domain and made new public contest, now of conception, design, construction and operation of that space for 50 years. The winner of this contest, the property developer TramCroNe-foreign-owned company headquartered in the Netherlands, in addition to reserve for fresh market less than a quarter of current area, provides for the demolition of the entire interior of the Bolhão-"to ensure the cost-effectiveness of the investment, which will inevitably lead to disfigurement of the facade and the distortion of the entire building. Such a project, the materialise, will constitute an absolute disregard for the architectural and cultural heritage of the city of Porto, an attack on your memory, history and identity. As has paragraph 3 of law No. 107/2001 of 8 September, which establishes the bases of politics and of the system of protection and valorization of the cultural heritage, "the 2 knowledge, study, protection, exploitation and dissemination of the cultural heritage constitutes a duty of the State, the autonomous regions and local authorities". Thus, the State and its organs and services can only perform actions that the Constitution and the law imposes them on the protection and enhancement of the architectural and cultural heritage. And they have to intervene decisively when it comes to a well that testimony with value of civilization or culture, is a carrier of cultural interest relevant as is the case of the Bolhão market. The Ministry of culture, through the Institute of architectural and Archaeological Heritage Management, has "assignments to safeguard and promote the cultural heritage property, movable and intangible heritage, promoting their classification and inventory" and "assert a preservation ethic and standards and methodologies of conservation and restoration of the assets of relevant historical, technical, artistic and ethnographic or anthropological". ...

Thus, in accordance with the rules and the Constitutional Assembly of the Republic, gathered in plenary session, decides to recommend to the Government that: 1. Follow the ongoing process on the conception, design, construction and exploitation of bolhao Market;

2. Rejects the deterioration and demolition of the Bolhão market and guarantee its protection and enhancement, want want functional architectural;

3. Beware the interests of merchants who operate inside and outside of the building;

Palácio de s. Bento, May 9 2008 The members and members of left-wing Block