CORTICEIRA AMORIM sponsors Desafios Urbanos (Urban Challenges) architecture competition
Amorim Cork Composites, Amorim Isolamentos and Amorim Flooring, CORTICEIRA AMORIM's business units active in the construction and decoration materials sector, have come together to support the EA’11 Desafios Urbanos (Urban Challenges) architecture competition, an initiative by the Espaço Architecture Portal in conjunction with Porto Vivo - SRU, launched on 3 October, World Architecture Day.
Aimed at architects and architecture students, the central objective of the competition is the creation of a project for the restoration of a set of buildings located in the historic centre of the city of Porto: “Enabling scientific knowledge and the creativity of architects to be focussed on presenting an architectural project for the purpose of restoring and renovating buildings” is, according to the Architecture Portal, the goal of the Urban Challenges competition.
CORTICEIRA AMORIM's sponsorship will take the form of provision of cork products and solutions for urban restoration, which will as a result be a prominent part of three buildings in the World Heritage area of the city.
It should be noted that the construction and decoration materials industry is a key area for the activities of CORTICEIRA AMORIM, which offers a wide range of sustainable cork solutions for construction, some specifically aimed at the restoration of buildings.