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:
Category A: Single-Family or Two-Family Housing
Architect Luís Pereira Miguel and Architect Filipe Correia
house in Monchique
Arch. Francisco Freitas
Category B: Collective housing
Arch. Mario Martins
Les Jardins Building
Category C: Equipment, Services and Industry
Arch. Luís Valente
Arch. Bruno Oliveira and Arch. Marlene dos Santos
Studio ODS Architects
Architect Roberto Ragazzi and Architect Graça Correia
Sotheby's International Realty Headquarters
Category D: Heritage and Rehabilitation
Arch. Mario Martins
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.