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Alvega Canoeing Center / ateliermob

  • Architects: ateliermob
  • Location: 2205-102 Alvega, Portugal
  • Design Team: Andreia Salavessa, Tiago Mota Saraiva, Vera João, Ana Luísa Cunha, Rita Aguiar Rodrigues, Carine Pimenta, João Afonso Almeida, Mariana Simões, João Torres, Sophia Walk
  • Area: 320.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira

Rio de Moinhos Open Air Theatre / ateliermob

  • Architects: ateliermob
  • Location: Rio de Moinhos, Abrantes, Portugal
  • Project Team: Andreia Salavessa and Tiago Mota Saraiva with Vera João, João Torres, Ana Luísa Cunha, Zofia Józefowicz and Sophia Walk (competition: Carolina Condeço, Nuno Ferreira)
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Zoraima de Figueiredo

© Zoraima de Figueiredo © Zoraima de Figueiredo © Zoraima de Figueiredo © Zoraima de Figueiredo

“Working with the 99%” wins Future Cities Prize in Venice

Aerial photo of the PRODAC neighborhood. - Courtesy of ateliermob
Aerial photo of the PRODAC neighborhood. - Courtesy of ateliermob

At the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, three competing projects have been announced winners of the Future Cities: Planning for the 90 per cent compeition: ateliermob (Portugal), Municipal Housing Secretariat of São Paulo (Brazil), and Interazioni Urbane (Italy). The projects were narrowed down from the exhibition’s ten participants, which were selected from more than 100 international submissions. Portugese practice ateliermob has shared with us their winning entry, “Working with the 99%”, a case study on the progress and community work of Lisbon’s self-built PRODAC neighborhood. The jury, comprised of Anna Detheridge, Joseph Grima, Richard Ingersoll, Fulvio Irace, and Mary Jane Jacob, stated: “Ateliermob, “Working with the 99%” a participatory project in Lisbon Portugal based on a different approach which redefines the architect’s role. Ateliermob have envisaged for themselves a central function stemming from the attempt to answer a basic question: how can architects attempt to solve the many problems they see around them working for clients that do not have the money to pay for their services. The answer they found is to place themselves at the center of a process in which the architect becomes mediator, fundraiser, creating an essential link between the public administration, the financial system and the community enabling the local residents without property or rights to achieve social status and dignity.” Continue after the break for the architects’ project description. 

Coffee Shop + Shading Surface / ateliermob

  • Architects: ateliermob
  • Location: Sacavém, Portugal
  • Architects: ateliermob
  • Master Plan Architects: CMLoures
  • Master Plan Project: Ana Lúcia Abreu
  • Master Plan Construction: Alfaro Martins
  • Engineering: Pereira Pinto, structure; Grade Ribeiro, hydraulics; Campos Carvalho, installations
  • Developer: Loures City Hall
  • Construction: Tiago Mota Saraiva, Nuno Carvalho, Andreia Salavessa, Raquel Capelo with Carolina Condeço, Nuno Ferreira and Vera João
  • Contractor: Abrantina/Grupo Lena
  • Construction Supervision : TPF Planege
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado

Flying Walls / ateliermob

Children curiosity is the tool for a wider reflexion about different ways and velocities of interact and percept daily spaces, depending on our age, using one Portuguese traditional materiality applied to exterior doors to protect from sun and insects, usually rejected and depreciated by contemporary architecture.

In the context of the Festival des Architectures Vives at Montpellier (18th-21st June), on the theme “Ephémères Curiosités”, ateliermob purposed to reinvent children’s universe on one antique mansion’s courtyard of Montpellier.

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