Rolando Borges Martins / PARQUEXPO (PT)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2011

Parquexpo is a company with public capital in Portugal, founded in 1993. with a goal to prepare and organize the world exhibition EXPO ’98. Company’s assignment was to revitalize and build objects in the east part of Lisbon, where this big happening found place.

After EXPO, the company did not end its existence, but continued with its work and adapted its function to new goals – revitalization of abandoned parts of the city and to the local planning. Its highly qualified employees continued with working, achieving great results in urbanism, underlining the importance of social significance, environment and economic profitability. Parque Expo works on various projects, from ruined historical monuments, old industrial plants to abandoned parts of the city. Their work can be seen all over Portugal, south Europe, Balkans, as in several African countries.


Been a few weeks after the end of the Belgrade Design Week, but in my mind is still alive all the energy collected in the three very intense days in Belgrade. I enthusiastically accepted the invitation to the BDW 2010 but, honestly, I did not expect to live a so unique experience: BDW Conference is an incredible concentration of creativity, freedom, passion and feeling that involves all participants. Amazing the people of the organization guided by the genius and craziness of Jovan!