Trinity College Renovation / Aires Mateus

Trinity College Renovation / Aires Mateus

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Renovation  · 
Coimbra, Portugal
  • Architects: Aires Mateus
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 4093.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016
  • Photographs Photographs: Nelson Garrido
  • Authors

    Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus
  • Coordination

    Susana Rodrigues
  • Collaborators

    Valentino Capelo Sousa, Patrícia Marques, Mariana Barbosa Mateus, Joana Carmo Simões, Vânia Fernandes, Olga Sanina, Sara Nobre
  • Specialities

    BETAR, GPEC Trofa, JOULE, José Galvão Teles
  • Constructor

    Veiga Lopes S.A.
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Text description provided by the architects. The project starts with the consideration of heritage and historical values. We differentiate between the "eternal" value of the project´s masses: the compression of the great walls and domes, and the "ephemeral" character of the old structures: constructive systems traditionally made of wood.

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The project was developed following this understanding of passing time, preserving the value of the "eternal" and proposing a new "ephemeral". A structure made of steel, separate and flooded with light, suggests a new contemporaneity.

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Address: Coimbra, Portugal

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Cite: "Trinity College Renovation / Aires Mateus" [Reabilitação do Colégio da Trindade / Aires Mateus] 27 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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