Carlos Castanheira Architects

Architecture Firm Vila Nova de Gaia / Portugal

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Carlos Castanheira Architects
Carlos Castanheira, Lisbon, June 1957.
Graduated in Architecture by the School of Fine Arts of Oporto (1976-1981).
Lived in Amsterdam, from 1981 to 1990, where he worked as an Architect and studied at the Academie Voor Bouwkunst Van Amsterdam.
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 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 catalogues.
Since he was a student he has been collaborating with the Architect Álvaro Siza in various projects in Portugal but, mostly, abroad.


Awards:
2005 - National Prize for Architecture in Timber 2005 – AIMMP with the project “Casa do Avenal,” Ul Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal
2011 - National Prize for Architecture in Timber 2011 – AFN/MA with project “Casa de Adpropeixe”, Terras do Bouro, Gerês, Portugal.
2011- Honorable Mention in National Prize for Architecture in Timber 2011 – AFN/MA with the project “Adega Casa da Torre”, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal.
2015 - Best Wine of Tourism 2015 – Regional winner in category of Architecture and Landscape with project “Adega Quinta da Faísca”, Favaios, Alijó, Portugal
2015 - Awarded with the Internacional Archdaily “Office building of the year 2015”, with the “Building on the Water- Shihlien Chemical”, with Architect Alvaro Siza, Jiangsu, China.
2015 - Awarded with an Honorable Mention in National Prize for Architecture in Timber 2015- AFN/MA with Project “Centro Equestre,” Leça da Palmeira. Portugal.
2016 - Selected, in 2016, for the Archmarathon Awards with Álvaro Siza, with the project “Building on the Water- Shihlien Chemical”, built in Jiangsu, China.
2016 - One of the seven finalists projects , in Prizes at the Archcdaily Platform, in the category of Sport Building , with the Equestrian Agricultural Enterprise Center in, Cabo do Mundo, Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos.
2017 - Valmor Municipal Architecture Prize, from Lisbon City Council, with Architect Álvaro Siza with the project reconstruction of terraces of the Carmo Convent, Largo do Carmo, Lisbon.
2019- One of the eight finalist projects in, PNAN 2019 (National Prize of Timber) with the work FeelViana Hotel, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
Carlos Castanheira Architects
Carlos Castanheira Architects

Carlos Castanheira, Lisbon, June 1957. Graduated in Architecture by the School of Fine Arts of Oporto (1976-1981). Lived in Amsterdam, from 1981 to 1990, where he worked as an Architect and studied at the Academie Voor Bouwkunst Van Amsterdam. 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 juror on competition panels, participated in conferences, has been...