Grande Prémio Enor de arquitetura | Nuno Brandão Costa Award
November 10th, 2023
The Campanhã Intermodal Terminal, designed by Nuno Brandão Costa, professor and researcher at FAUP, won this year's Enor Grand Prize for architecture, and was considered the best Portuguese work in the competition.
In addition to Nuno Brandão Costa's project, the 1737 social housing project in Barcelona, by Harquitectes studio, was also distinguished ex aequo.
The jury, chaired by architect Inês Lobo and made up of architects Carlos Pita Abad, Francisco Vieira de Campos, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, and Carlos Quintáns, considered the terminal "an infrastructure project that addresses the morphological complexity in which it is inserted, presenting itself as a first step towards bringing dispersed parts together".
The jury stressed that the "project is a territorial gesture that organizes and prefigures what can happen from this moment on", highlighting the urban park and the connection with each of the buildings that need to be built and those that already exist.
After being distinguished with the AICA Architecture Award 2021, "as one of the most important public projects underway in Porto", the Campanhã Intermodal Terminal received the award for 'Best Real Estate Development - Public Spaces' this year and won in the category of Economic, Social and Environmental Impact Project in the Real Estate Awards, an initiative of SIC Notícias and the weekly newspaper Expresso.
The Enor Architecture Grand Prix, now in its ninth edition, was created with the intention of rewarding and contributing to the dissemination of the best architecture in Portugal and Spain and is now perfectly consolidated as one of the leading architecture awards in the Iberian Peninsula. As in all previous editions, this award will be compiled in a book with all the works of the winners and finalists.