Terminal Intermodal de Campanhã
The Terminal Intermodal de Campanhã (TIC) won this year's edition of the Enor Architecture Grand Prix, having been considered the best Portuguese work in competition. Inaugurated in July 2022, it has already served seven million passengers.
According to STCP Serviços, the infrastructure management, "the project, by Brandão Costa Arquitectos, was considered the best architecture in Portugal and won the Grand Prix", ex-aequo with a housing project in Barcelona.
The jury considered the terminal "an infrastructure project that addresses the morphological complexity in which it is inserted, presenting itself as a first step to bring the dispersed parts closer together".
On the website of the awards, the president of the jury emphasizes that TIC is “a project that solves, with architecture, urgent urban issues, next to the Campanhã station”. "The great quality of the project is, from a specific order – the construction of a new terminal for the station –, it can be much more than that. It solves, above all, issues of articulation that lead us to discover a possibility of a new city. This is the added value of the project", says architect Inês Lobo.
The project has already won several awards
In an interview with Porto, the author of the Terminal project acknowledged that "the Porto City Council finally had the will to solve and implement a project for a problem that had been dragging on since the 19th century".
“The project is based on this double idea: to solve the Intermodal, from a functional point of view and to be as simple as possible, and, at the same time, to create a new, more open city environment, with another panorama, in Campanhã. We redesigned all the streets, created new streets, a more fluid mobility, visually a more open territory", revealed Nuno Brandão Costa.
It had not yet been inaugurated and the work was already distinguished by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), for architecture, for 2021. After that, he was awarded one of the Construir 2022 Awards. This year, at the Salão Imobiliário de Portugal, it received the award for "Best Real Estate Development – Public Spaces" and, more recently, in Guimarães, it won in the category of Economic, Social and Environmental Impact Project.
The Enor Architecture Grand Prix, already in its ninth edition, was created to reward and contribute to the dissemination of the best architecture that takes place in Portugal and Spain and which, currently, is perfectly consolidated as one of the architecture awards of reference in the Iberian Peninsula. As in all previous editions, this award will be compiled into a book with all the works of the winners and finalists.