Environmental Center, Chã de Lamas
Atelier da Bouça 

The portuguese Filipa de Castro Guerreiro and Tiago Macedo Correia graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto in the year 2000, founding with Bruno Figueiredo in 2001 a space for experimentation where different architects collaborated, and which they baptized Laboratory of Architecture. In 2006 the three architects started working together, establishing their studio, Atelier da Bouça, in Porto. The office has produced works like the Environmental Education and Interpretation Center in the protected area of Corno de Bico in Chã de Lamas. Located in an agricultural colony of 1940, the intervention proposes the recovery of the whole complex through the refurbishment of the old buildings and the construction of new volumes organized in three areas that harbor the documentation center, the school and accommodation for researchers...

Cliente Client 
Instituto de Conservação da Natureza, Paisagem Protegida do Corno de Bico, Câmara Municipal de Paredes de Coura 

Arquitectos Architects 
Filipa Guerreiro, Tiago Correia 

Colaboradores Collaborators 
Mathilde Bauchet, Filipa Fernandes, Jorge Santos Silva, Rui Alves 

Consultores Consultants 
Civi4 (estructura e instalaciones structure and mechanical engineering); Auditene (electricidad electrical engineering); Sopsec (acústica acoustic)

Contratista Contractor 
Carlos José Fernandes 

Fotos Photos 
Arménio Teixeira