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Vila Velha Museum / Belém Lima Arquitectos

  • Architects: Belém Lima Arquitectos
  • Location: Vila Real, Portugal
  • Architects: Belém Lima Arquitecto
  • Engineering: Norvia | coord MJ Borges
  • Area: 705.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: FG + SG - Fernando Guerra

© FG + SG - Fernando Guerra © FG + SG - Fernando Guerra © FG + SG - Fernando Guerra © FG + SG - Fernando Guerra

From the architect. Silent and hermetic, the Vila Velha Museum appears to be the mimesis of the granite escarpments that girdle the rivers, a mimesis of archaeological labours.

© FG + SG - Fernando Guerra
© FG + SG - Fernando Guerra

Within it old and archaic are linked to the new. The past runs through it like sap inside an old tree. From the outside we see a compact building, from the inside it seems to levitate, floating above nature and the ruins. Like an enigma, the Vila Velha Museum opens momentarily only to shut again.

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