Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism


Center for Studies
in Architecture and Urbanism


Start Year

2024 (In progress)



Principal Investigator

Oscar Fuertes Dopico
Universidade da Coruña

Co-principal Investigator

André Tavares

Funding Entity

Interreg Atlantic Area

Funding Value

3,470,125.00 euros (total)
2,602,593.75 euros (funding 75%)

366,450.00 euros (Universidade do Porto)
274,837.50 euros (funding 75%)

Proposing Institution

Universidade da Coruña
Grupo de Investigación en Historia de la Arquitectura

Partner Institutions

Xunta de Galicia, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Medatlantia Consultoría Europea S.Coop Galega, Lab LEGO, Brest metropole, Ecole Européenne Supérieure d'Art de Bretagne, ADELO, Associação de Desenvolvimento Local da Bairrada e Mondego, Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade do Porto, South East Technological University Ireland, University College Dublin, WIN Consultants

Collaborative Institutions

Associação Diogo de Azambuja, Associação de Desenvolvimento Mais Surf, Office de tourisme et des congrès de Brest métropole, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Meath County Council, Consulta Europa Projects and Innovation, Asociación Canaria de Startups, National College of Art and Design, Megaliths’Landscapes


Blue tourism is the spearhead for the development of the coastal regions of the AA, for its wealth generation potential and for the key role it plays in the EU blue economy. This economic growth is tied to the social and environmental impact on the coast,and the challenges the population and local authorities encounter when responding to them by developing new forms of blue tourism transnationally. SEALabHaus introduces the innovative and integrated approach advocated by the NEB through the codesign of a transnational New Bauhaus laboratory of the AA. The advanced structures, tools and services provided by this project will boost the interconnection and smart specialisation by supporting unique, innovative, sustainable and inclusive projects based on the NEB Values. SEALabHaus aims to innovate the value chain of tourism and blue culture transforming revitalising and enhancing the coastal tourism ecosystem in balance with the sea as a key factor for resilience well-being and sustainability.