One of the tasks established in the project EWV – Exchanging World Visions was to accomplish an academic workshop which actually took place on 26th to 30th March 2012 at the Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning of Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo, Mozambique. Entitled «(Re)Using Modern: To Identify | To Document | To Preserve», the workshop aspired to intimate the students for the important role Modern Architecture played in town planning and construction, furthermore, to be able to recognize which examples ought to integrate the vast group of built heritage.

By selecting buildings of major importance in Maputo, the workshop scope went through the discussion of theoretical information and the development of project practical work. Therefore, the case studies approach integrated several aspects concerning architectonical protection operations, being the issue of programmatic (re)definition towards intervention measures also considered as a ground work for actions to be undertaken on buildings considered of heritage importance.

The theoretical component of the Workshop was of major importance, therefore, after practical work daily sessions, a short seminar provided several conferences addressed to various thematic:

A. Tostões,«Moderno Transcontinental | Património arquitectónico Moderno na África lusófona e sua articulação com os modernos português e brasileiro», 26th March 2012.

M. Grilo,«A obra de Vasco Vieira da Costa: o Bloco Habitacional Colectivo na Maianga, Luanda», 27th March 2012.

V. Riso, «A re-utilização do património construído moderno: questões e oportunidades observadas através das admiráveis histórias da fábrica Van Nelle em Rotterdam, da fábrica Duval em St. Dié e do conjunto de habitação social Corviale, em Roma», 28th March 2012.

M. Oliveira, E. Miranda, «Case studies do património Moderno em Moçambique: o Complexo Chuabo em Quelimane e a Estação Ferroviária da Beira», 29th March 2012.

J. Pessoa, «As relações entre arquitetura, clima e tradição construtiva no Movimento Moderno Brasileiro», 30th March 2012.

A. Tostões, L. Lage, «Encerramento», 30th March 2012.

The practical work sessions, featuring works in need to be studied in multiple perspectives, were carried out by five groups – having each group eight students attending the 4th and 5th year of college. The fact these buildings were planned by different authors and belonging to different typologies (namely multifamily housing, educational equipment, service), fostered the discussion in terms of architectonical and constructive circumstances, its adjustment to present use(s) and intervention criteria towards rehabilitation.

The task general guidance was led by Ana Tostões and Luís Lage, being the supervision executed by Mohamed Arif and Idalio Juvane, along with Maria Manuel Oliveira. The logistic coordination was assured by Vicente Joaquim and Anselmo Cani.

The tutorial ship of each group was realized by a EWV project member and by Mohammad Arif, Idalio Juvane, José Cochofel, Mussagy, teachers from FAPF-UEM, who guarantied the whole discipline areas included and, crosswise, by Ana Tostões, responsible for EWV project, and by José Pessoa, guest professor (Fluminense, Federal University, Brazil).

The task was intensively developed on atelier mode for five days and the case studies and corresponding tutor were as follows:

Kindergarten Piramidal (Pancho Guedes), Maria João Teles Grilo;

TAP-Montepio Building (Alberto Soeiro), Maria Manuel Oliveira;

Entreposto Comercial (João José Tinoco e António Matos Veloso), Elisiário Miranda;

Student Residence Khovo Lar (Pancho Guedes), André Fontes;

High School of Polana (João José Tinoco e José Forjaz), Vincenzo Riso.

The workshop preparation and realization evolved knowledge and information obtained from the research scope carried out on EWV project, meaning all material made available to the students, namely primary bibliographic and documental inquiry, selected works photographic registration, systematized theoretical information, redrawn base documentation of selected works. For each case study a list of tasks was established: accomplishment verification, analysis on architectonical and tectonic nature, identification of constructive pathologies, inquiry on solution to adopt, rehabilitation proposals and adjustment to the needs of current use.

At the end of the workshop all participants received a certificate. Likewise, by means of FAPF-UEM, each entity responsible for the buildings maintenance also received the outcome of students work.

All workshop information and its results was synthesized on digital format (DVD).