ADOFF Arquitetos transforms former oil mill in Portugal

by Sophie Cullen on Dec 13, 2016 in Architecture
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All images by  Ricardo Loureiro

All images by Ricardo Loureiro

Portugal-based architecture firm ADOFF Arquitetos has revamped a former oil mill in São Pedro Vale do Conde, Mirandela, transforming it into an exhibition space

Located in the interior north of portugal, Quinta Vale do Conde is a project by ADOFF Arquitetos that embraces the firm’s desire to transform buildings in the country into new offerings. The former oil mill is an exemplary building of popular  architecture in the region of Trás-os-Montes thanks to its materiality and construction technique.


The architecture firm has created a new exhibition space, having restored the walls in shale rock by utilising the same construction techniques as the original space. Measuring 424 sq-m in size, the dialogue between the different materials – stone and concrete – clearly and intentionally mark the contrast between the pre-existent and the firm’s transformative approach.


Type: Rehabilitation Use: Architecture Services / Exhibition space Architecture: António do Fundo Ferreira Collaborators: Maria João Santana / Pedro Amendoeira Year of Project: 2012/2013 Year of construction: 2014/2016 Intervention Area: 424,00m sq-m Location: São Pedro Vale do Conde, Mirandela / North of Portugal Phase: Completed


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