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Portuguese architecture students win world competition


Portuguese architecture students win world competition - portugal news
Portuguese architecture students win world competition - Portugal Business News

Portugal news - Portuguese architecture students from the University of Porto won the prestigious Saint-Gobain world competition in Finland.

 

The award-winning architectural project will transform an area belonging to the University of Helsinki, located in the Viikki area, on the outskirts of the Finland’s capital. The 'Sieni Park' project, designed by Portuguese architecture students Francisco Peneda Ferreira, Pedro Tiago Gaspar and João Pedro Henriques, was the best out of 224 projects by participating universities from 29 countries.

 

According to the jury, the Portuguese architectural project was unique as "the integration of the old building into the general architecture was perfect."

 

The 'Sieni Park' project, proposed by the Portuguese team, is rooted in Finnish culture and its sense of community, offering a peaceful refuge in Viikki, connecting homes, workplaces and the nearby university campus, according to a statement by Saint-Gobain.

 

The award-winning architectural project combines both old and new structures in a coherent design that is based on three fundamental pillars: sustainability, innovation and comfort. The result is a futuristic and sustainable project that honors and enhances the local traditions in the field of ecological construction practices.

 

Portugal’s awarded architectural project combines urban planning, architectural details and solutions that are both comprehensive and of a high level. Moreover, the urban composition is innovative, and the wooden structure is sophisticated.

 

French multinational Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. With a turnover of 47.9 billion euros in 2023 and 160,000 employees, Saint-Gobain is present in 76 countries.





 

 

 

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