Gustavo Guimarães Architecture & Urbanism is an international practice focused on developing simple and thoughtful architecture from small to large-scale city projects.
Gustavo Guimarães (Porto, Portugal, 1977) graduated in Architecture with Lusíada University of Porto (FAULP) in 2001. An internship with studio ANC Arquitectos in Porto followed in 2002. Between 2004–2007 he worked at OMA-Rem Koolhaas, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, developing several large-scale projects including the New Jeddah International Airport in Saudi Arabia, the Hermitage Museum Expansion in Saint Petersburg, Russia and the New Court Rothschild Bank in United Kingdom, among other projects.
In 2007 work continues in Africa, Angola, developing several projects like the Benguela Blue Ocean and Mundu Wafina, where African culture is embraced as well as a new way to look at local values.
In 2010 Gustavo Guimarães Architecture & Urbanism practice is set up in the city of Porto, Portugal.
One of the first landmarks of the practice happens two years later, when Miss’OPO, an apart-hotel located in the historical neighborhood of the city, is chosen for the 1st edition of “Respect for Architecture” Porto 2012, organized by Ordem dos Arquitectos – Secção Regional Norte (OASRN).
With a strong focus on the heritage and traditions of Portuguese architecture, the studio is currently developing several projects in this ever-evolving and charming city.
Gustavo Guimarães 2017©
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