PROMONTORIO - www.promontorio.net
Master Planning ∕ Architecture ∕ Landscape ∕ Interior Design ∕ Product Design ∕ Graphics
Founded by Paulo Martins Barata, João Luís Ferreira, Paulo Perloiro, Pedro Appleton and João Perloiro, PROMONTORIO is a full-service architecture, planning, landscaping, interior design and graphics firm. The partnership began in Lisbon in 1990 as an experimental studio and consistently grew into a practice of over sixty architects, planners, landscape architects, interior designers and graphic designers.
Underlying its approach to the urban form, the work of PROMONTORIO has often been identified with the pursuit of a ‘system of robustness’ (i.e. solidity, stability and durability) both in terms of representational meaning and technical research. This, in turn, has been implemented and tested in vast construction sites and under challenging time and budget constraints. The design process springs from a dynamic and focused culture that fosters collaboration above all. This cohesive and interactive structure allows the practice to undertake large and complex projects both in terms of design and programme. Ranging from schools, museums and cultural institutions, to housing, offices, hotels and retail, PROMONTORIO has accomplished projects, among others, in Algeria, Angola, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, China, Croatia, Dubai, Egypt, Germany, Georgia, Gibraltar, Hungary, India, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Mozambique, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Syria, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, the USA and Vietnam, having established partnerships in many of these.
The work of PROMONTORIO has been widely published in A10, Area, Architectural Review, Architecti, Arqa, Arquitectura Viva, a+t, Detail, 2G, Domus, Expresso, Prototypo, Público, JA, Lotus, Techniques & Architecture, The Plan, etc. The work has received various international awards and has been presented in conferences and lectures worldwide. The work has been exhibited among others in the 9th Venice Architecture Biennial, La Triennale di Milano, Arc en rêve (Bordeaux), Cornell University (Ithaca), Aedes Gallery (Berlin, BSA (Boston Society of Architects) and more recently at Casa da Arquitectura (Matosinhos/ Porto).