House for Elderly People – Alcácer do Salr Building

House for Elderly People Alcácer do Sal, Portuguese Residential Building, Architect

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Portuguese Housing – design by Aires Mateus Arquitectos

31 Jan 2013

House for Elderly People, Alcácer do Sal

Location: south east of Lisbon, southern Portugal

Design: Aires Mateus Arquitectos

House for Elderly People Alcácer do Sal
picture : FG SG

House for Elderly People in Alcácer do Sal Nominated for Major European Award

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. House for Elderly People in Alcácer do Sal is one of the five nominated buildings. In total, 335 works in 37 European countries were nominated for the award.

Office / Architect: Aires Mateus – Francisco Aires Mateus, Manuel Aires Mateus
Location: Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
Placement: Finalist
Programme Hospital/Health care
Edition: 2013
Photograph: fg+sg

House for Elderly People, Alcácer do Sal images / information from Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Mies van der Rohe Awards 2013


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This municipality in Portugal is located in Setúbal District. The population totals around 13,000, in an area of 1499.87 km². There has been human settlement in the area for more than 40,000 years; archaeological investigations have placed human presence here back to the Mesolithic Period, when the first peoples began to concentrate in the areas around Alcácer.

Key buildings in the area:
Archaeological site of Senhor dos Mártires (Portuguese: Estação Arqueológica do Senhor dos Mártires)
Castle of Alcácer do Sal (Portuguese: Castelo de Alcácer do Sal)
Convent of Nossa Senhora de Ara Caeli (Portuguese: Convento de Nossa Senhora de Ara Caeli/Pousada de D. Afonso II)

source: Alcácer do Sal, Portugal

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