Tagus Baths: Spaces of Water and Light in Aterro da Boavista

Water is the beginning of all that exists, the vital element of human existence, having been the subject of different cults and of several conceptions. The triple symbolism water-body-bath is as old as humanity itself, and its reference as creative element of the world, in the various civilizations and cultures, allows to show not only its importance, but also its symbolic complexity. This project constitutes a study about the relationship between Man and Water, creator of city and culture, and how it was manifested and modified over time, intending to rediscover some of the ritual and the memory impregnated and associated with it.