The atelier had beginning of professional activity in
1996, is created in 1999 society Carlos Veloso - Arquitecto, Lda. and is reorganized in 2007 with the current designation of AVA - Architects.
AVA has for activity and social object of execution of studies and projects of architecture, whitewashing, restoration, recovery, urbanism, design, horizontal properties, maquetismo, photograph, video, exhibitions, engineering, consultation, security and health. Rendering of services in the field of public works and private and assistance, direction and fiscalization of works, as well as in the area of security and hygiene in the work. The experience of close to fourteen years of activity of the atelier allowed to accomplish diverse boardings, programs, subjects and scales of intervention.
Of the effective production the Municipal Theater of Guarda is highlighted, work nominated for diverse international prizes (ENOR 2005; FAD - Awards 2006; Mies van der Rohe Awards 2006; Prize SECIL 2006). In the scope of the public habitation is to refer to 1.º Prize in Competition I.N.H. /EUROPAN, for young architects “To innovate in the Habitation - to construct the city - Passeio das Virtudes, Porto, in 1998 (execution project) and 1.º Prize in the Competition of architecture for a “Public Housing Complex on Travessa de Salgueiros”, Oporto, in 1996 (Built) developed in co-authorship. In the equipment field schools also to refer to 1.º Prize in the Competition of architecture limited for invitation for elaboration of School EB1 S. Miguel de Nevogilde (Built) and in the Competition of architecture limited for invitation for elaboration of School Center Antas (Built) both of GOP - CM of Porto. Currently, is under construction Unit of Health, Santo Tirso (1.º Prize in the Competition of architecture limited for invitation, 2009) developed in co-authorship.
The atelier has been invited to participate in diverse publications and exhibitions, namely in the sample “To inhabit Portugal 2003-2005”, in Triennial of Lisbon Architecture the 2007 “EUROPE, Portuguese Architecture and Emission” and more recently finalist for the Ibero-American Biennial VI.ª of Architecture and Urbanismo (BIAU) 2008.
Major built projects:
• Project on “Massarelos Pre-school”, Oporto, GOP-CMP, 2001;
• Project on “INH/EUROPE - “Public Housing Complex on Passeio das Virtudes”, Oporto, 1998;
• Project on “Public Housing Social Complex on Travessa de Salgueiros”, Oporto, GOP-CMP, 1996;
• House at Chão das Giestas, Guarda – Portugal, 2006.
Their work has been exhibited and published in Portugal, Spain, Argentina, France, Switzerland, England, Italy, Germany, Brazil, China and Japan.
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