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Carrilho da graça wins international competition for the protection project and musealization of the gallo-roman villa of séviac, in montréal-du-gers, france.
The first prize in the international competition with pre-selection for the protection project and musealization of séviac archaeological site, in montréal-du-gers, france, was awarded to the architect joão luís carrilho da graça. “(…) a project that sets up a protective device and does not relate to a known typology. it is a technical device with its own logic, a homogeneous-looking device that creates an event which does not compete with the archaeological remains, but rather gives a new insight into the importance and influence of the villa. the event: to take this opportunity to give contemporary architecture its legitimate place in gers. an architecture that makes use of contrast in a very strong way. a privileged setting that makes the contrast work. it can become a communication tool: it really is an added value. (…)”.
- Architect: Carrilho da Graça architects
- Name of Project: Protection Project and Musealization of Séviac Archaeological Site
- Location: Montréal-du-gers, France
- All images and drawings: © Carrilho da Graça architects