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LUIS REBELO DE ANDRADE

Luís Rebelo de Andrade graduated with distinction in 1986 the architectural course from the Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa, while working and developing major projects with Intergaup, a national and international awarded Portuguese architectural practice.

In 1988 he opens his own company, and starts developing the project for the English Embassy in Lisbon, and the Casa do Artista, a public building for the retiring artists, that earns him an important role on the Portuguese architectural panorama.

During his career he earns several awards for his achievements in architecture and design, among which are the most innovative Portuguese project in 2007 and the best rehabilitation project in the city of Beja, Portugal.

The Aquapura Douro Hotel&Spa was considered the best hotel in Portugal in 2008, and one of the 100 best hotels in the world, by several national and international publications.

He emphasizes sustainable building and site development as fundamental to innovative and imaginative design.

Is currently working, among other relevant projects, on a 1000 hectares master plan for a new city in Montenegro, near the Adriatic Sea, that involves a key responsibility on the sustainability scene, being considered by the Montenegro government a priority and pioneering projects.

DIOGO AGUIAR

Diogo Aguiar is the co-founder and principal architect of LIKEarchitects.

He received his degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture at University of Porto (F.A.U.P.) and he has practiced architecture with Ben Van Berkel in UNStudio in Amsterdam.

Together with Teresa Otto, he established LIKEarchitects, an award-winning practice focused on the design of ephemeral architectural objects and on socially relevant international competitions. Their proposed architecture, which is attentive to the current socio-economic situation, aims to boost places and involve the community in a critical participation of urban space, having Installation, Happening and Urban Art as daily references.

Diogo has also teamed up with Luís Rebelo de Andrade for designing an Eco-Resort in Pedras Salgadas, in the north of Portugal, built in 2012.

Diogo has also written articles for national publications.

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