The podcast “110 Histórias | 110 Objetos” (“110 Stories, 110 Objects”) covers the 110 years of history of Instituto Superior Técnico, through its past, present and future objects.
A collection of objects related to different fields, such as science, music, arts and sports, is the starting point for conversations with people who will tell us more about the history of these objects.
A new episode is released every week. The podcast “110 Histórias | 110 Objetos” (“110 Stories, 110 Objects”) is part of the Público newspaper podcasts.
Today’s episode (#51) – 17th June 2022: “110 Histórias | 110 Objetos” (“110 Stories, 110 Objects”) – The 1st piece of reinforced concrete.
The Civil Engineering Museum, at Técnico, hosts a piece of a compound with more than a century that bears witness to the first reinforced concrete building in Portugal, dated 1898 – the Fábrica de Moagem do Caramulo, in Almada, which was rebuilt after a fire that occurred one year before. Only 20 years later, reinforced concrete would become of paramount importance for construction in Portugal, including the Técnico Alameda campus, in Lisbon.
This piece of reinforced concrete, which consists of a steel rod and cement, arrived at Técnico in the 1990s, and measures nearly a span.