Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley / Camilo Rebelo

Architects: Camilo Rebelo
Location: , Portugal
Architects: + Tiago Pimentel/Sandra Barbosa
Area: 8121.31 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Camilo Rebelo & Tiago Pimentel

Collaborators: Bruno Guimarães, Cláudio Reis, Marcelo Correia, Cristina Chicau
Engineering: G.O.P. Gabinete de Organização e Projectos
Mechanical Installations, Hvac: Raul Bessa
Sewage And Water Supply: Raquel Fernandes
Client: Ministério da Cultura / IGESPAR
Coordination: Tiago Pimentel
Foundations And Structure: Jorge Nunes da Silva
Electrical Installations, Security, It Network: Alexandre Martins
Acoustics: Maria Rosa Sá Ribeiro

From the architect. The Palaeolithic art in the Coa Valley is perhaps man’s first land art manifestation.

© Camilo Rebelo & Tiago Pimentel

The Museum is conceived as an installation in the landscape.

© Camilo Rebelo & Tiago Pimentel

The monolithic triangular form is a direct result of the valley’s confluences.

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Its materiality evokes the local stone yards and reflects two different natures: the concrete’s matter, and the local stone’s texture and colour.

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Cite: "Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley / Camilo Rebelo" 16 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=52866>
  • Carlos M

    amazing…

  • sullka

    So simple, raw and stunning.

    Congrats.

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  • enceladus

    finally something from portugal that is not a white rendered cube… it even has texture and is extremely well integrated in the landscape…

    very good project indeed…

    • Carlos

      Could not agree more!!!

  • http://ofarchitecture.wordpress.com Joshua

    Beautiful, beautiful work. A museum that has subtle intrinsic value without being overbearing, reflects the content, and is not a “white cube” display case. I’m impressed.

  • Rui Agnelo

    This is a beautiful project from my country. Can someone tell me the type of stone on the exterior surfaces?

    • Tiago

      é betão não é pedra…

      • Rui Agnelo

        Também me tinha parecido pelas fotografias, mas vi “stone” nas tags. Então e como é obtida a textura que se vê neste caso?

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  • Audric

    I agree that it’s quite a beautiful work, but I feel that the subtlety of the building’s integration into the landscape (from the direction in which it is approached) is completely overwhelmed by the expanse of asphalt parking.

  • Nuno

    O exterior do edificio ao nivel de fachadas e mesmo pedra e e granito e a textura e “gradada” (se bem que possam existir outros nomes para isso). Pelas fotos parece que o betao utilizado tera sido colorido para mimicar o tom da pedra.

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    This is a really good project.

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  • Pedro

    I’ve been there and it quite disappointing. The texture and the entrance “crack” are interesting but everything else is very bad. The museum is really dark inside, the paths are not logical, and the different circulations are quite confusing. In such a minimal work, the way they drew windows is also careless,each one with a different detail.It is much better in photos than in reality.

  • Isabel S.

    Depois de ouvir os Aqts. Camilo e Tiago no Simpósio da UPT fiquei realmente com vontade de visitar o museu. Fico feliz por saber através dos próprios que realmente o museu foi “cuidadosamente” concebido e na realidade as suas ideias funcionaram lindamente naquela paisagem de “tirar a respiração”!
    Felicidades para ambos.

  • SR

    “A project starts as simply an idea for a volume and things only get complicated when we start putting in the windows. The windows change everything, constrain everything. This is why, throughout history, museums have been major architectural works. They don’t have windows.”