New Architects: Portugal_UK

October 2010 - present

The Architecture Foundation, Ordem dos Arquitectos and British Council have developed an exchange programme between the UK and Portugal for 2010-2011. This follows on from successful Architecture Foundation exchange projects in the USA, Italy, Turkey (with current exchanges underway with Poland and Norway).

The aim of this partnership is to identify, exchange and promote the best new architects from countries around the world through developing networks, dialogue and cultural exchange that allow for the sharing of information, ideas and new thinking. 

Through an open submission process, the partners identified three exciting emerging architects in both the UK and Portugal, who act as ambassadors for the architectural scenes in their respective countries, taking part in reciprocal programmes to each country with a schedule of coordinated activities including public lectures, studio visits and site tours.

UK Practices
Carl Turner Architects
MA Projects,

Portuguese Practices
Oliveira+Ruivo (now practicing as FORA)

The UK architects visited Lisbon in October 2010 for a programme created by Ordem dos Arquitectos which coincided with the Lisbon Architecture Triennale in October 2010.  In the UK the reciprocal programme was organised for the Portuguese Architects who visited London in November 2010. An installation by Carl Turner Architects opened at MUDE in April 2011.

Selection was be made by The Architecture Foundation and Ordem dos Arquitectos alongside a panel of expert advisors.

For the UK practices, the expert panel included:

- Marcos Cruz, Director of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
- Hilary French, Head, School of Architecture & Design, Royal College of Art
- Sarah Ichioka, Director, The Architecture Foundation
- Crispin Kelly, Director, Baylight Properties
- Vicky Richardson, Director, Architecture, Design, Fashion, British Council


Image Courtesy Jose Manuel Costa Alves

In partnership with

Ordem dos Arquitectos 

British Council