Eliana Sousa Santos won the 12th edition of the Fernando Távora Award with the proposal “Branco a Branco – White salts, white sands”. The announcement was made on April 3, at 10:00 pm, in the Matosinhos City Hall.
Eliana Santos proposes a route through the American desert and New Mexico, exploring the essence of the plain arts in its various aspects: economic, ethical and aesthetic.
The Jury, presided by Dr. Victor Branco and composed by the urban artist Alexandre Farto (Vhils), and the architects Nuno Mateus, Florindo Belo Marques and Marta Fernandes, considered that the winning proposal should be acknowledged by the disciplinary scope of its content, that relates landscape, art and architecture and, on the other hand, for its reference to the plain architecture and the simplicity sought in an abstract and intangible territory.
On October 2, World Architecture Day, Eliana Santos will present a conference on the trip.
The April session also had a conference by the architect Nuno Mateus, member of the Jury, on the theme “The Journey”.
Given annually, this Award, a tribute to the architect Fernando Távora, consists on a travel grant worth 6,000 euros for the best research trip proposed. The prize is organized by OASRN in partnership with the Municipality of Matosinhos (CMM) and CASA DA ARQUITECTURA (CA), counting with the sponsorship of Ageas Portugal.
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