Lisbon, Porto, Foz Tua and Tomar win the National Urban Rehabilitation Awards 2020
The candidates which took home awards for the National Urban Rehabilitation Awards 2020 were divulged last week at a ceremony transmitted online from Porto City Hall.
The 2020 edition had 76 projects submitted from applications from 18 boroughs and districts on mainland Portugal and its islands of Madeira and the Azores.
Lisbon picked up trophies in the areas of housing, tourism (ex-aequo), structural rehabilitation and energy efficiency. Porto shined in the areas of tourism (ex-aequo), commercial & services and social impact.
Lisbon and Porto swept up specific awards for projects in each city. Tomar, in turn, received an award for the best restoration project while Foz Tua (Carrazeda de Ansiães) for the best restoration project under 1000 m2.
In this, the eighth edition, a special jury prize went to a rehabilitation project at the Escola de Midões (a school modernisation project) resulting from a social fund-raising campaign from various companies in the real estate sector.
The National Urban Rehabilitation Awards are organised annually by the real estate magazine Vida Imobiliária and Promevi, a mechanical and engineering firm, with the awards receiving sponsorship from the Portuguese Government and also involving the cement group SECIL.
The exception was the prize awarded for the best energy efficiency project which was awarded by ADENE (Agency for Energy).
The other winners were chosen by an independent jury which included the economist João Duque, the architects João Santa-Rita and João Carlos Santos, as well as engineers Manuel Reis Campos and Vasco Peixoto de Freitas. The categories include: Housing, Commerce & Services, Tourism, Social Impact, Energy Efficiency (ADENE), Structural Rehabilitation, Restoration, Projects less than 1000 m2, City of Lisbon and City of Porto.
The winers were: Best Residential Use Project – Faria Palace, Lisbon.
Best Tourism Use Project- The One Palácio da Anunciada (Lisbon), Hotel Tipografia do Conto (Porto).
Best Commercial and Services Project – Braamcamp 119 (Porto).
Best Social Impact Project – Super Bock Arena – Rosa Mota Pavilion (Porto).
Best Lisbon Project (Church of Our Lady of Loreto.
Best Porto Project (Hotel Tipografia do Conto (Porto).
Best Project under 1000 m2 – Vale dos Tua (Tua Valley Visitor’s Centre) – Carrazeda de Ansiães).
Best Restoration Project – Tomar Synagogue and Abraão Zacuto Portuguese-Hebrew Museum.
Best Structural Rehabilitation Project – Dom Carlos I (Lisbon).
Best Energy Efficiency Project – Aguiar 84 (Lisbon).
Special Jury Award – Escola de Todos Nós – a school modernisation and refurbishment project (Escola de Midões).