The NOArq Trofa town hall selected in the FAD



The FAD awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of design and architecture in Spain, recognize excellence and innovation in various disciplines, including architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design and landscaping, among others.

Every year, a jury made up of leading professionals in the sector evaluates the works presented and awards prizes in different categories. This year, among the selected projects, is the Trofa town hall project, the work of the Portuguese architect and close collaborator of MArch Zé Carlos Oliveira from his studio NOArq.

In this edition, the 66th since the awards were formed in 1958, 148 works have been presented in the Architecture category, of which 20 have been selected, among which is the Trofa town hall project. The jury is chaired by Beth Galí and members José Alberto Alonso Campanero, Mariona Benedito, Lucía Ferrater, Cristina Guedes and Gerard Sanmartí.

As for the project, it is the new public building in Trofa, partially financed by the European Union, bringing together for the first time the municipal offices in a central location, near a main avenue, a historic chapel and a park. Zé Carlos Oliveira and his team preserved an existing warehouse on the land and integrated it with five new volumes covered in handmade black brick, which seeks to evoke the solidity of the image that a political building should emanate. This exterior design is a tribute to the industrial past of Trofa, a young city that developed around the railway industry in the 19th century.


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