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Corticeira Amorim supports exhibition "Eduardo Souto de Moura - Contests"

8 Jun / 2011

"Eduardo Souto de Moura - Contests": this exhibition showcasing 50 works by this prestigious Portuguese architect will be on display until September 9th at the Exhibition Gallery of the School of Architecture - Oporto University (“FAUP”).

This exhibition dedicated to the work of FAUP’s former student and current professor - Eduardo Souto de Moura -, who was awarded the 2011 Pritzker Prize by the Hyatt Foundation will be supported by Corticeira Amorim and will be held at the FAUP.

The exhibition will open on June 9 at 18:30 and will be marked by a conference of Eduardo Souto de Moura to be held at the Fernando Távora Auditorium (FAUP).

"Eduardo Souto de Moura - Contests": 50 works designed for architectural competitions over the past 31 years (between 1979 and 2010) will be on display.

As mentioned by Francisco Barata (Professor at the FAUP) and André Campos (Architect), Commissioners for the Exhibition, this show will display "a working method supporting the design proposal (program, materials, location, history, references, sketches, models , exact drawings, photomontages, photographs, customer). This is basically a sophisticated architecture combining conceptual rigour and dedication with commitment, as a scientist who pursues a solution or an artist who knows the way he does not want to go."

Having been invited in 2010 to participate in this exhibition, Corticeira Amorim has joined this initiative implemented by one of the most prestigious schools of architecture, whose objective is to give both current and future architects as well as the general public, a perspective of the work of one of the most famous contemporary architects.

Corticeira Amorim provides several innovative products and solutions for the construction industry and believes that this will also be an opportunity to increase public awareness of cork’s uses on both a functional and aesthetic level.

It should be noted that cork has been used in major architectural projects including the Portugal Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo, the Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia and the Pavilion of Portugal in Hannover, in this last case, a choice by Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto de Moura.

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