After Tapada das Necessidades and Estufa Fria, the festival went down to the city’s water reservoirs to invite us to stop and listen to the sounds that come out of it. Water was the theme of this edition of Lisboa Soa.
We occupied the Mãe d’Água das Amoreiras, the Patriarcal Reservoir and the Loreto Gallery. Mãe d’Água is one of the most iconographic historical monuments in Lisbon that served to store and distribute the water supplied by the Águas Livres Aqueduct. It has a tank with more than 5000 m3 in 7.5 meters deep and a long reverberation time, which gives it an aura of magic.
The Patriarcal Reservoir is located in the basement of Príncipe Real and has an octagonal shape, which corresponds to the polygon represented by the iron fence around the lake that sits on the water tank in the center of the Príncipe Real garden.
The two reservoirs are connected by the Galeria do Loreto, one of the five galleries that made up the Águas Livres Aqueduct system and which crosses the city underground.