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The best of the new generation of architects is also from Porto

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Guilherme Costa Oliveira

Three architects from Porto are among the best of the new generation of European architecture. The '40 Under 40' prize, awarded by the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, recognised João Jesus, Frederico Roeber and João Castelo-Branco among the 'Next New Generation of Talented European Architects and Designers'.

The latter two are founders of the Hori-zonte office, responsible for the design of several residential buildings - including municipal housing - and offices in Porto. The portfolio also includes a project for the future metrobus stop at Guerra Junqueiro.

On the other hand, João Jesus is part of the OODA office, partners of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, which is working on the project to convert the Slaughterhouse, as well as the future headquarters of the Portuguese Football League, the BigCity Asprela student residence, the São Roque neighbourhood and the building of the Technological Support Centre for the Metalworking Industry.

The annual '40 Under 40' prize was created to 'showcase and honour the next generation of architects and designers who will shape future living and working environments, as well as urban and rural areas'. It is also 'an annual celebration of innovation and creativity'.