Manuel Rocha Aires Mateus. Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1963. Graduates as an architect in F.A./U.T.L., Lisbon Portugal in 1986. Collaboration with architect Gonçalo Byrne since 1983. Collaboration with architect Francisco Aires Mateus since 1988. Teacher in Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA, in 2002 and 2005. Invited teacher in Fakulteta za Arhitekturo, Universa v Ljublja...read more
Renovation of the Trinity College - European College by Aires Mateus. Photograph © Nelson Garrido
The trinity College in Coimbra was desfigured and damaged by its successive occupants and most of the building has been unoccupied for decades; it was severely ruined.
An extensive archaeological intervention recently took place, which revealed the building’s successive phases of occupation. At the same time, the execution of the project of adaptation of the college complex to the European University Judicial Court and other services of the Law School is taking place, under the supervision of the architecture studio Aires Mateus.