Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Architecture / Buildings

Vodafone Building In Oporto

  • Photographer
    Antonio Coelho
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha 7iii, Sigma 24-70 2.8 Art Lens, Samyang 14mm 2.8
  • Photo Date

"Vodafone building in Porto" is located on Avenida da Boavista, designed by the architects José António Barbosa and Pedro Guimarães. The building has an irregular volume, formed by a faceted envelope with indefinite orientation planes, resulting in a geometry similar to a "diamond in the rough". Glasses had to be custom made due to their geometries. Building was elected Building of the Year 2010 in the Institutional Architecture category by ArchDaily.

My name is Antonio Bernardino Martins Coelho, I am from a small village in the north of Portugal, where I live. I am 40 years old, married and father of two girls. I work as an electrical engineer. A taste for painting was evident in me early on, but it was only in 2010 after a trip to Cuba that I became interested in photography, having captured a lot of images. However, having a small digital camera, I started to acquire analog equipment and develop the photography learning activity in a self-taught way, using very old and medium format machines. My favorite camera is the Zeiss Ikon Nettar.