The Ílhavo Maritime Museum was awarded the CONSTRUIR prize
The Ílhavo Maritime Museum was awarded the CONSTRUIR prize, established by the newspaper of the same name, which had its sixth edition in 2013. Among the five projects selected in the category of Architecture, the winner was the renovation project of the Maritime Museum of Ílhavo, authored by the ARX Portugal Office, architects Nuno Mateus and José Mateus. It was distinguished as the best Public Project in the category of Architecture.
This magnificent work of architecture and construction, imagined in dialogue with the previous project of remodeling and enlargement of the Museum, inaugurated in October of 2001 and also distinguished with several national and international prizes, had as objective to equip the Museum of a Aquarium of cod and of a new collection space for collections. It was a daring project and a strategic investment of the Municipality of Ílhavo, which, in addition to the recognition of the public that has visited it in great number, deserved a very honorable and important distinction to stimulate other projects of local development with national impact.