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Two architecture studios of UPTEC - Porto are among the most promising in Europe

Two architecture studios of UPTEC - Porto are among the most promising in Europe. Diogo Aguiar, Filipa Frois Almeida and Hugo Reis are part of the list of "Europe 40 Under 40", representing the most promising architects in the Old Continent.

Diogo Aguiar, of Diogo Aguiar Studio and Filipa Frois Almeida+Hugo Reis, of FAHR 021.3 are emerging names in the under 40 architecture and designers scene in Europe.

The European award in the field of architecture "Europe 40 Under 40" was created by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and the main goal is to highlight and identify the next generation of architects and designers that will have an impact in the future life and work related environments, and in urban and rural settings.

The Diogo Aguiar Studio was awarded by its projects "Start", an installation built from an icosahedron, the "Serralves Garden Pavilion", a circular pavilion structured in four levels of vertical boards and "House over the hills", a modular construction made of wood and embracing nature.

The FAHR 021.3 has been awarded by the "LOOP" project, a circular cross section made in cement, which is located at the UPTEC Asprela I Garden and symbolising the 10th anniversary of the Park; also, "Metamorfose", a temporary and provocative installation, a kind of digital network that closes and controls a derelict space in the city centre of Porto, and "Space Iconic Bowie" as well, which is a venue for temporary exhibitions created to host David Bowie's photos.

The 40 architects and designers of the year 2018 have been selected by a jury composed of the most renowned architecture scholars of the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville (ENSAPB).

Besides Diogo Aguiar and FAHR 021.3, the Portuguese architects Raulino Silva and Bruno André have also been awarded. In 2018, Samuel Gonçalves, founder of the Summary, a company that was established at UPTEC, was included in the "Europe 40 Under 40" list.