outros prémios internacionais
arquitecto português premiado com o Oustanding/ Distinction in Design e Bronze Medal Award
O arquitecto Pedro Bernardo Dias, que recebeu em 2008 o prémio Secil Universidades, viu agora premiado um trabalho seu realizado na ambito do B-PRO Master in Advanced Architectural Research na Bartlett School, UCL em Londres, com Oustanding/ Distinction in Design e Bronze Medal Award para o melhor trabalho do Ano 2012-2013. O projecto teve a estreita colaboração da Corticeira Amorim e localiza-se na cidade de Coimbra.
O POST GAD B-Pro Master é internacional e conta com mais de 120 alunos. Tem como director o prof. Frederic Migayrou, crítico, teorista e director do departamento de arquitectura do Centro Pompidou.

sobre o projecto

"Timescape" by bchiq
A series of autonomous sculptures and structures stand along the river bank in Coimbra, Portugal. The sculptures try to connect the urban fabric and the local National Park, which has been forgotten by the local authority and planners.
The project explores the picturesque and the potential of decay in a setting intentionally immersed in nature. Architecture must embrace its own decay and forget about perfection because the only truly finished building is a heap of rubble.
The specific site conditions, the sharp/edgy urban fabric and the morphogenesis of nature helped to define a boundary for developing a digital craft able to interface the transitory moment created by this in-between space. The digital side of the project explores the idea of a brick able to interlock, be structural, and clad. The digitally generated pieces were then cast with materials like earth, cork, sand, and cement which, used in different ratios, led to new kinds of textures and materiality through deliberate decomposition by waterjet. Thus, the transition between clearly defined and morphing junctions can be achieved within the same system. Some more concrete-basedparts keep their structural purpose while other more porous parts, because of the amount of cork in their composition, have a textured skin and become more fragile when exposed to water pressure.
By considering the ability to control material energies, the project is interested in the debris resulting from the relationship between handmade, digital fabrication, and sculpture. We want to provoke a particular architecture that is transformed by its own debris and decay, an architecture of accumulation of varying material energies, some spent and others vital. It will have structures that initiate the form, but over time concede their role to other structural components. As one material energy saps away and others take over, the architecture may begin to rake and twist, whatever shape it takes, to reveal its origins in the landscape. In this way, the space may eventually be sacrificed to the wider landscape. This is an architecture of informal spaces, intriguing and uncertain. It is not known when one structure will collapse or be taken by other natural structures.

Bernardo Dias [distinction in design], Chiaki Yatsui, Qiuying Zhong


Distinction in Design at the Bartlett School in London
Bronze Medal Award for the Best Project at the Bartlett School, London

Portuguese Cork Company [AmorimCork] for all the support