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. 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.
Universidade de Coimbra
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Manuel e Francisco Aires Mateus
Valentino Capelo Sousa, Patrícia Marques, Mariana Barbosa Mateus, Joana carmo simões, Vânia Fernandes, Olga Sanina, Sara Nobre
BETAR, GPEC Trofa, JOULE, José Galvão Teles
Veiga Lopes S.A.