Come To RTC Eur 2016, Come To Porto
Diana Silva is a candidate in a Masters degree in Civil Engineering specialising in Construction Management from the Polytechnic School of Engineering (ISEP-IPP). Diana is developing her masters thesis on the field of BIM application in facility management, and she found fellow engineers that share a passion for BIM, through the ISEPBIM group. Today, Diana is completing her thesis in a business environment with the support of BIM specialists.
Porto is a charming city located along the Douro river estuary and the second largest city in Portugal. Proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its imposing monuments and historic buildings, Porto amazes its visitors with magnificent views of the world-famous Port Wine Cellars located on the south bank of the river.
The city of Porto is increasingly becoming a stopping point and has over the past few years become one of the best tourist destinations of the old continent.
At any time of the day, Porto offers a special beauty, able to captivate its visitors, compelling them to always come back another time as if it were the first time all over again. Porto allows its visitors to discover a lot of surprises. Every day is different, one day we can walk through the historic town centre, searching the streets and narrow alleys of stoned floor to enjoy the view of the city, the houses of unique architecture and its monuments, and on another day we can walk along the river, to discover the Douro Valley and the cold beaches, or we can just enjoy a ride on the electric historical tramcars along the banks of Douro River.
To know Porto it’s mandatory to dive into its history and visit buildings such as the Clérigos Tower, the São Bento Railway Station, the Church of São Francisco, the Livraria Lello, the Porto Cathedral, the Alfândega, the Ferreira Borges Market, the Bolhão Market, or the Palácio da Bolsa.
In addition to the distinctive historical heart of the city, some of the most renowned contemporary architects left their visible mark on Porto’s horizon. The 21st century Porto allows the possibility to explore and to visit the iconic Casa da Música designed by Rem Koolhaas, the new Cruise Terminal of the Leixões Port designed by Luís Pedro Silva, the Giant Anemone, a Janet Echelman sculpture, and enjoy the urban art expressed in the walls of buildings throughout the city.
The city combines in a balanced way its history, the innovative development and nature, offering parks and gardens, with different appeals during all seasons, inviting the visitor to leisure and resting moments.
The enormous transformation that the city has undergone in recent years has made it more cosmopolitan and dynamic with a wide range of nightlife and tourist accommodations offers. Downtown Porto provides the perfect environment to suit all tastes, spaces where you can socialise, in beautiful plazas or picturesque and elegant terraces. Spaces where the people of Porto usually relax at the end of a working day to drink a glass of wine or a beer.
It is a city that embraces the creative industries, stage of renowned cultural and artistic events, involving the citizens of Porto.
All this makes Porto, a city that inspires musicians, writers and filmmakers. Let yourself be inspired too. Come to RTCEUR2016, come to Porto.
Diana Silva & João Silva