TIFA 2023 Architecture / Buildings

Under The Valley

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Buildings
  • Photographer
    Franklin Neto
  • Agency / Studio
    Franklin Neto Photography

This series is a personal vision of the "Centro de Alto Rendimento do Pocinho" is a building dedicated to rowing athletes located in the north of Portugal on the slopes of the Douro river. This building was amazingly designed under the mountains of the Douro valley and its construction was inspired by the grape growing platforms, as it is a world-famous wine region. Its irregular shapes are reminiscent of the ups and downs of the mountainous relief, creating a unique feature that stands out for its luminosity and at the same time is discreet due to its geometric characteristics.