The Trojan Egg of Porto


Portuguese architect Camilo Rebelo installed this wooden egg large enough for several people to hide inside beneath the vaulted ceilings of the Porto city hall atrium. Described by Camilo Rebelo as a “trojan egg”, a reference to the mythical wooden horse that the Greek army hid in to enter the city of Troy, the pod is intended as a place for silence and contemplation.

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Photo by Nelson Garrido

Richelle Sibolboro is Managing Editor of OpenCity Projects

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