The Discoveries Monument

The Discoveries Monument

The Discoveries Monument


– To adapt the structure to the complex layout of the monument;
– Structure subject to significant forces due to the action of the wind;
– Work conducted in the presence of groups of tourists.



The Discoveries Monument is one of the most emblematic landmarks in Portugal.

Unveiled in 1940, the Discoveries Monument evokes the expansion of Portugal overseas, represents a glorious past and symbolises the great work of Prince Henry the Navigator, the driving force behind the expeditions.

The rehabilitation of this monument was therefore a highly demanding project, and as such the scaffolding selected for the job was Adapt, supplied by METALUSA Portugal.

Adapt is a multidirectional, modular system that can be adapted to any kind of structure, and is the system best suited to such work.

The structure of the monument required all the expertise of Metalusa Portugal’s engineers; all the structural calculations took into account external forces such as the effect of wind and rain, which subject the structure to high levels of stress.

The assembly of the structure took into account specific protected areas and pedestrian thoroughfares, as the work was conducted while the monument was open to public visits.

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