|

Carlos CASTANHEIRA

Founder CARLOS CASTANHEIRA ARCHITECTS, Portugalia

Carlos CASTANHEIRA

Founder CARLOS CASTANHEIRA ARCHITECTS, Portugalia

Biography

In 1993 he founded the practice Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai, Arquitectos Lda. with the Architect Maria Clara Bastai.

Working, mainly, in the private sector, he has acted as a juror on competition panels, participated in conferences, has been involved in setting up Architectural education courses and workshops, has curated and organized exhibitions, and has edited and published books and catalogs.

Since he was a student he has been collaborating with the Architect Álvaro Siza in various projects in Portugal but, mostly, abroad.

Awards of the office:

  • 2019 – One of the eight finalists’ projects, from the National Prize for Architecture in Timber – AFN/MA with the project “FeelViana – Hotel”, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
  • 2020 – Real Estate Prize from Expresso and SIC-Noticias in the category of Construction and Sustainable Architecture and Honorable Mention with project Treetop Walk Serralves, Porto, Portugal.
  • 2021 – One of the six finalists’ projects, from the National Prize for Architecture in Timber – AFN/MA with the project Taboadella Winery, Satão, Viseu, Portugal.
  • 2021 – Awarded by the international platform Archdaily in the category: “Cultural Architecture Building of the year 2021”, with the project MoAE – Huamao Museum of Art Education with Architect Alvaro Siza, Ningbo, China.
  • 2021- Awarded with Álvaro Siza with the Jury Prize of the Taiwan Architecture Award, with the projects from Taifong Golf Club, Chang Hua County, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2021- Award of Excellence by the YUANYE AWARDS – China, Beijing, with the project Taboadella Winery.
  • 2021 – Distinguished by the international platform Archilovers as Best Project of 2021 with the project Saya Park, in co-authorship with Álvaro Siza.