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

  • Architects: Camilo Rebelo
  • Location: Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal
  • Architects: Camilo Rebelo + Tiago Pimentel/Sandra Barbosa
  • Area: 8121.31 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Camilo Rebelo & Tiago Pimentel

© Camilo Rebelo & Tiago Pimentel © Camilo Rebelo & Tiago Pimentel © Camilo Rebelo & Tiago Pimentel © 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
© Camilo Rebelo & Tiago Pimentel

The Museum is conceived as an installation in the landscape.

© Camilo Rebelo & Tiago Pimentel
© 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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