The Universidade de Lisboa Faculty of Architecture first opened in the 16th century and is now one of the 18 faculties and institutes that make up Universidade de Lisboa, as a result of the recent merger between Universidade de Lisboa and Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. FAUL offers a wide variety of courses in the areas of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design and it is taking part in the Bloom event for the first time, with students doing their bachelor and master's degrees in Fashion Design, thus allowing them to present their proposals for the next warm season in a fashion show context.