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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Art and Archeological Museum in Vale do Coa, Portugal by CVDB Arquitectos

May 25th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CVDB Arquitectos

The project celebrates the territory character through a strong relation between landscape and built elements. The building is sited near the slope highest point. The Museum is a large stone body that inhabits the site as it projects itself above the landscape.

Exterior View

  • Architect: CVDB Arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Art and Archeological Museum
  • Location: Vale do Coa, Portugal
  • International Public Competition: 2nd Prize
  • Client: Portuguese Archaeological Institute
  • Construction Area: 6,000 sqm
  • Estimated construction cost: 15,000,000 euros

The patio is the core of the museum, the public space where everything is crossed as it opens itself towards the landscape. At night, the weightlessness of the raised massive body is suspended by the light that comes from within the building glazed façade.


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