• The Pastoral Center of Moscavide

    Portuguese architecture atelier receives one of the most prestigious prizes of architecture worldwide


12 / 10 / 2017
The Pastoral Center of Moscavide, designed by Plano Humano Arquitectos and signed by the architects Helena Vieira and Pedro Ferreira, won the category of Architectural Design / Institutional Architecture from "The American Architecture Prize" 2017, one of the most reputable architectural awards in the world.

This award, whose ceremony will take place in the USA, evaluates projects in the field of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture, with the aim of valuing architecture worldwide, based on excellence in design, innovation and function. The prizes are evaluated by an eclectic jury that brings together some of the most important names in the area, such as Philip Stevens, publisher of the prestigious design boom site; Troy Therrien, architecture curator of the Guggenheim Foundation and Museum and the renowned architects WillAllsop, Sam Jacob and Joshua JihPan.

In close proximity to the Church of St. Anthony of Moscavide, a building in the process of becoming a national interest property, the Pastoral Center of Moscavide presents an extremely simple volume, aligning the somewhat monolithic form of the church with current details, namely with regard to materiality, the volumetry of spaces and the meeting of the building with natural light, a constant search throughout the project.

"The final result is a simple, clean and light building, authentic and almost rude in terms of materiality, which, together with the volumetric work of the spaces and the game of light, natural and artificial, results in a graphic building that transports us to an ethereal, liturgical and iconographic atmosphere" emphasizes Pedro Ferreira, one of the architects responsible for the project.
Photos: João Morgado 

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