The Art and Archeological Museum in Vale do Coa, Portugal by CVDB Arquitectos is an entry for an International Public Competition hosted by the Portuguese Archeological Institute. The project is located on a relatively secluded landscape and creates a establishes a strong connection between the natural and built forms on the site.
More on this project after the break.
2004, the year of registration of the brand-name Contaminar Studio, marked the beginning of a studio intended to be a gold standard in the field of contemporary architecture. The idea was to create a working team, in which ideas could merge in joint artistic objectives. This idea arose during the team’s academic training in ARCA | EUAC – Escola Universitária das Artes de Coimbra. Based partly in the Bauhaus spirit and developed through the Faculty’s own structure, this studio draws from the pluridisciplinarity of its founders (architecture and design) and maintains relationships with collaborators from other artistic fields.
The trailer is courtesy of Vitor Gabriel.
More information about the film after the break.
Architects: Duarte Caldeira
Location: S.Vicente Madeira, Portugal
Project Team: Duarte Caldeira, Filipe Clairouin, Roberto Castro
Structural Engineers: Casca Gabinete Projectos Lda
Lighting: Fernando Sousa Pereira
Contractor: Tecnovia S.A.
Built area: 420 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Joao Morgado
Architects: Regino Cruz Architects
Location: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Project Team: Regino Cruz, Conceição Costa, Augusto Lopes, Jorge Serrano, Sónia Nunes, Susana Meireles, Pedro Campos, Duarte Amâncio
Structures: PECS – Projecto de Engenharia, Lda
Specials Technical Facilities: Energia Técnica Lda
Project area: 20,635 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Regino Cruz Architects
Architects: Aires Mateus
Location: Sines, Portugal
Project Authors: Manuel Aires Mateus & Francisco Aires Mateus
Project Leader: Jorge P. Silva
Collaborators: Rodolfo Reis Dias, Bruno Moura Anes, Pedro Anão, Cristina Fuertes Miquel, Amparo Burgos Garcia
Client: Câmara Municipal de Sines
Structural Engineer: Miguel Vilar – BETAR
Electrical Engineer: Raul Serafim
Water Engineer: Marta Azevedo – BETAR
Construction Coordination: Emília Martins
Site Director: António Pinto
Project Area: 8,065 sqm
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Daniel Malhão
Architects: Roseta Vaz Monteiro Arquitectos - Francisco Vaz Monteiro, Filipa Roseta
Location: Estoril, Portugal
Collaborators: Inês Fontoura, Bruno Almeida, Patrícia Duarte, Inês Canas, Ana Margarida Mendes
Client: Centro Paroquial do Estoril
Project year: 2001 – 2009
Video: Vitor Gabriel
Photographs: Joao Morgado
The paradigmatic Praça de Lisboa, at the core of Porto Historical Centre, seems to be of greater relevance to launch a first debate about interventions in public space, promoting, simultaneously, a global reflection about the process of city’s rehabilitation and about our participation as citizens in that process. Launching an Ideas Competition to Praça de Lisboa, under the name NO RULES, GREAT SPOT: WANTED, IDEAS FOR PRAÇA DE LISBOA (No rules, great spot, is a sentence written on a wall of this space) seems, in this sense, a fundamental action, able to provoke an in-tensive and ex-tensive debate around urban rehabilitation as a shared and informed, participated and discussed city project.
The competition has, therefore, a double purpose: on one hand, involve the community, the city, in the discussions of its projects, gathering and articulating those who were always the fundamental agents of the city construction and problematic: architects; by the other hand, to critic the intervention processes that have been developed both by the City Hall and the Urban Rehabilitation Society (Porto-Vivo), specifically the highly exclusive nature of the competitions (like this particular case) of conception, project, construction, maintenance and exploitation, that, guided by a single speculative logic, annulled any possibility of debate and discussion, and also drew the path to a growing divorce between city and citizens.
For more information visit the competition’s official website.