Architects: Camilo Rebelo + Tiago Pimentel/Sandra Barbosa
Location: Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal
Client: Ministério da Cultura / IGESPAR
Coordination: Tiago Pimentel
Collaborators: Bruno Guimarães, Cláudio Reis, Marcelo Correia, Cristina Chicau
Engineering: G.O.P. Gabinete de Organização e Projectos
Foundations and Structure: Jorge Nunes da Silva
Mechanical Installations, HVAC: Raul Bessa
Electrical Installations, Security, IT Network: Alexandre Martins
Sewage and Water Supply: Raquel Fernandes
Acoustics: Maria Rosa Sá Ribeiro
Landscape: Maria João Amial Trigo, Manuel Melo
Total Built Area: 8,121.31 sqm
Net Area: 6,243.28 sqm
Project Year: 2004-2009
Photographs: Camilo Rebelo & Tiago Pimentel
The Palaeolithic art in the Coa Valley is perhaps man’s first land art manifestation.
The Museum is conceived as an installation in the landscape.
The monolithic triangular form is a direct result of the valley’s confluences.
Its materiality evokes the local stone yards and reflects two different natures: the concrete’s matter, and the local stone’s texture and colour.