Fraunhofer Oporto Offices win 2016 Green Good Design Award

May 6th, 2016

We were once again awarded for the Fraunhofer Offices project in Oporto. The prize was announced by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, who chose the project as the winner of the 2016 Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award.

This is the eighth year that these institutions have developed this very specialized edition of the original GOOD DESIGN program, which was founded in Chicago in 1950 and remains the oldest and most important Awards Program worldwide. For the 2016 Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award, hundreds of submissions from around the world were received. Members of The European Centre’s International Advisory Committee—worldwide leaders in the design industry—served as the jury, and selected projects from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, product, packaging, and graphic design as outstanding examples of Green Design from 22 nations.


You can find more information about GOOD DESIGN™ and the Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award here.

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Uralchem Headquarters is a Finalist for the 2016 Archdaily "Building of the Year" Award

January 6th, 2016

Uralchem Headquarters project, from Pedra Silva Arquitectos, is one of the finalists for the 2016 Archdaily "Building of the Year" Awards, Interior Architecture category.

This is the 7th edition of the Archdaily "Building of the Year" Awards, which recognizes and rewards the projects that are making an impact in the profession of Architecture. The votes come from an unbiased, distributed network of jurors and peers that has elevated the most relevant projects over the past year.

After being selected from over 3000 projects, now there’s only five projects per each 14 categories. You can vote now for your favourite, until February 8th. The winner will be announced on February 9th.

Although it has not been selected as a finalist, our Care Implant Dentistry project was also nominated for the award, in the Healthcare category.


You can find more information about the Archdaily "Building of the Year" Award and see all the finalists here.

Uralchem Headquarters

Care Implant Dentistry wins "The Best of Asia Pacific Design" Award

December 21st, 2015

Our Care Implant Dentistry project in Sydney was the winner of The Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards 2015 in the category of Healthcare and the reception took place in Hong Kong on the 10th December.

This is the 3rd annual edition of The Best Asia Pacific Design Awards, promoted by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the Commercial Interior Design association that supports design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms and their clients through a network of more than 15,000 members across 58 countries.

The jury - Annie Chu, Primo Ophilla and Joey Shimoda - selected the winners from a shortlist. This award seeks to recognize and honour the highest level of creativity and design excellence in Architecture and Interior Design projects in the Asia Pacific region.


You can learn more about the International Interior Design Association and the award here.

Care Implant Dentistry

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors Awards

November 30th, 2015

Two of our projects, Uralchem Headquarters and Care Implant Dentistry, have been shortlisted for the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors Awards.


You can find more information on the INSIDE Festival and the awards here.

Care Implant Dentistry

Uralchem Headquarters published in the book Custom Made Office 3

September 20th, 2015

Our project, Uralchem Headquarters, has been published in the workspace architecture and design book Custom Made Office 3, published by Design Vision International Publishing Co.

Uralchem Headquarters

Honourable Mention for Uralchem Headquarters in The Plan Award 2015

May 21st, 2015

Pedra Silva Arquitectos won an Honourable Mention with their project Uralchem Headquarters in the Interiors category of The Plan Award 2015, organized by Italian Architecture Magazine The Plan.

Perspective Europe 2015, the event where the awards ceremony was held, is an International Architecture Forum with more than 1000 professionals participating from all over the world. The objective of the event is recognising and sharing quality architecture.


You can find out more about The Plan Magazine and the Award here.

Uralchem Headquarters

Pedra Silva Arquitectos wins public competition to design new Digital Arts Centre

November 3rd, 2014

Pedra Silva Arquitectos won 1st place in the Public Design Competition for the Zer0 Museum: Digital Art Centre, in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal.


You can see our proposal here.

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Archdaily interview with Luis Pedra Silva

September 9th, 2012

Archdaily featured an interview with Luis Pedra Silva about our office, architecture and the current financial crisis in Portugal.


You can read the full interview on Archdaily here.

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TV interview with Luis Pedra Silva in Porto Canal

March 22nd, 2012

Luis Pedra Silva gave an interview for Porto Alive!, on the Porto Canal TV network, concerning our recent Archdaily "Building of the Year" Award.


You can watch the full interview here.

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Fraunhofer Oporto Offices win 2011 Archdaily "Building of the Year" Award

March 7th, 2012

This year’s Archdaily prize for "Building of the Year" in the Interiors category was given to Pedra Silva Arquitectos for the Fraunhofer Portugal Headquarters project. From an initial group of about 400 proposed projects for the interior category, the final round was shared with four other projects (MTV, Red Bull, AOL and no Pic-Nic).

Archdaily is the world’s largest architecture publishing website, with about 200 thousand daily readers (350 million page views in 2011) and 467 thousand people following it on Facebook and 60 thousand on Twitter, making it one of the leading architecture display platforms in the world today.

The Interiors category was one of the 14 existing categories running in the Archdaily "Building of The Year" Prize. Other categories winners included renowned architects, such as OMA, Steven Holl, Schmidt Hammer architects, RO&AD, RARE and ACXT.


You can find more information on the award here.

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Pedra Silva Arquitectos awarded Special Mention in EUROPAN 10 Competition

January 25th, 2010

Pedra Silva Arquitectos is among the list of awards for the EUROPAN 10 competition. The results were announced on January 18. Our proposal, “VORONOY FOOTPRINTS”, for the Cascais-Cabreiro study area was awarded with a Special Citation by the jury.


You can find out more about EUROPAN and the competition here.

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Brighton Implant Clinic awarded "Best New Dental Practice in the UK"

November 18th, 2009

Our office won the prize for “Best New Dental Practice in the UK” in the Private Dentistry Awards, with our project for the Brighton Implant Clinic. The award ceremony was held at the intercontinental Hotel in London this year, where the national Private Dentistry Awards saw the largest turnout in their history.


You can find more information on the awards here.

Brighton Implant Clinic