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Interpretation Centre of Romanesque

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Cultural Architecture
Firm Location, Portugal
CompanySpaceworkers
Lead ArchitectHenrique Marques; Rui Dinis
Design TeamSérgio Rocha, architect; Rui Rodrigues, architect; Rui Miguel, architect
ClientRota do Românico

Based on the concepts of Portuguese Romanesque architecture, this building aims to be a transitional element between the present and the distant Romanesque past. The idea of the rural street explores the connection between these volumes, as a unifying element and generator of life experiences. Thus, all volumes arise interconnected by a central body, which precedes the entry into each one as a cloister. Each of the volumes, internally, re-interprets the monumentality of the Romanesque buildings, not only for its scale but also for their forms.