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

Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley / Camilo Rebelo
Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal
  • Architects: Camilo Rebelo + Tiago Pimentel/Sandra Barbosa
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  8121
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009
  • Photographs Photographs:  Camilo Rebelo & Tiago Pimentel

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  • 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
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Text description provided by the architects. 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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Address:Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal

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Cite: "Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley / Camilo Rebelo" 16 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/52866/museum-of-art-and-archaeology-of-the-coa-valley-camilo-rebelo> ISSN 0719-8884
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