FEP occupies two buildings - the Main Building and the Postgraduate Building - set in a park of about 45 000 m2.
The Main Building, designed by architect Alfredo Viana de Lima, is a milestone in the history of modern Portuguese architecture. It is a classified building that is characterised by "a serene monumentality, that is to say, an impression of classical solidity that extends throughout the interior".
The building is recognised for its formal coherence and architectural quality, developing around the articulation of horizontal volumes and interior courtyards. It combines geometric composition with an articulation of contrasting forms, alternating dense, blind volumes with large windows, and horizontal elements with vertical elements. A vertical obelisk, by sculptor José Rodrigues, marks the main entrance to the building.
The Postgraduate Building, designed by the architect Camilo Cortesão, was inaugurated in 2006. It is organized in three bodies connected on the upper floor by a gallery. The central body, where the main entrance is located, is composed by two volumes that are organised on both sides of the gallery and open to a patio that establishes the relation with the main building. The two other bodies are elongated constructions, distributed by corridors perpendicular to the gallery.
Outdoor area around FEP
The two buildings are set in a park of 45 794 m2. The plant covering develops in the form of a meadowland, with various species of trees, including poplars, lime-trees, american oaks, wild plum-trees and birches, among others.
Text adapted from the Preamble of Portaria 173/2013, from Memória descritiva do projeto de execução da obra de "Ampliação da Faculdade de Economia - Corpo Norte" and from "Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto - Requalificação do Edifício e Espaços Exteriores - Projeto de Execução; Memória descritiva”; January 2016.