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Vila Velha Museum / Belém Lima Arquitectos

Vila Velha Museum / Belém Lima Arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG+ 25

Vila Real, Portugal

Text description provided by the architects. Silent and hermetic, the Vila Velha Museum appears to be the mimesis of the granite escarpments that girdle the rivers, a mimesis of archaeological labours.

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Within it old and archaic are linked to the new. The past runs through it like sap inside an old tree. From the outside we see a compact building, from the inside it seems to levitate, floating above nature and the ruins. Like an enigma, the Vila Velha Museum opens momentarily only to shut again.

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Address:Vila Real, Portugal

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Cite: "Vila Velha Museum / Belém Lima Arquitectos" 16 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/167497/vila-velha-museum-belem-lima-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG

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