Find out who won the first edition of the Algarve Regional Architecture Award

Various awards and honorable mentions in the four contest categories

Winner Category A: Single-family or two-family dwelling – Architect Luís Pereira Miguel and Architect Filipe Correia
PM-ARQ, House in Monchique

The Algarve Regional Section of the Ordem dos Arquitectos (OASRAlg) marked World Architecture Day with the delivery of prizes for the 1st edition of the Algarve Regional Architecture Award (PRAA) and the inauguration of the exhibition of the works submitted to the competition, in a ceremony held at Museum of Portimão.

The PRAA Jury, consisting of architects Natacha Sabino (president of the Jury), Célia Teixeira (Tavira Municipality), Mónica Franco (Lagos Municipality), Osvaldo Sousa (guest judge) and landscape architect Rui Terremoto, decided on the following results:


Winning applications:


Category A: Single-Family or Two-Family Housing

Architect Luís Pereira Miguel and Architect Filipe Correia
house in Monchique


Honorable mention
Arch. Francisco Freitas
Atelier Rua
House One


Category B: Collective housing

Arch. Mario Martins
Les Jardins Building


Category C: Equipment, Services and Industry

Arch. Luís Valente
Atelier Rua

Honorable mention
Arch. Bruno Oliveira and Arch. Marlene dos Santos
Studio ODS Architects
Hostel Conii

Honorable mention
Architect Roberto Ragazzi and Architect Graça Correia
Belt/Ragazzi Architects
Sotheby's International Realty Headquarters
Carvoeiro, Lagoon


Category D: Heritage and Rehabilitation

Arch. Mario Martins
Bonanza House


The awards ceremony was attended by the mayor of Portimão Isilda Gomes and the vice-president of the Algarve Regional Development Coordination Commission José Pacheco, whose interventions spoke of the need for a future with quality, both at the level of built or in terms of territorial planning.

Luís Matos, president of OASRAlg, presented the availability of this professional class to collaborate in these designs.

«This month of October, a new municipal political cycle also begins, where much of the discussion focuses on the economic issue to which they gave the sad war term “bazooka”, with which we do not identify, but we recognize the opportunity for the current directors of regional public entities, in investing in housing parks and public spaces, promoting more quality in the solutions adopted, greater sustainability and environmental responsibility», began by saying Luís Matos.

"It's not just about receiving European funds for the Recovery and Resilience Plan, it's about the opportunity to apply them with awareness of the needs of now and the future of societies, territory, ecosystem," he added.

The Algarve Regional Section, Ordem dos Arquitectos, also said, «invites, encourages, strongly advises all political leaders to promote competitions for architectural projects as a general procedure, in order to promote quality, lasting and responsible solutions to society and the planet".

Because, he underlined, «architectural competitions are among the most effective ways to achieve excellence in construction, providing adequate responses to each type of program, because they are based solely on the quality of the proposed solutions, focused on the specific needs of a carefully designed project. defined and providing solutions tailored to the needs of customers and the location'.

The exhibition of all applications is on display in the main lobby of the Portimão Museum, until the 17th of October. From the 30th, it will be on display at the José Mariano Gago Municipal Library, in Olhão.