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Porto's architecture firm is one of the best new offices in the world
29 December 2021
Porto's architecture firm is one of the best new offices in the world
The architecture studio SUMMARY is among the 20 best offices in the world, according to the ArchDaily platform. It is another distinction of the company already incubated by UPTEC-Parque of Science and Technology of the University of Porto, that also saw its founder integrate the list "Europe 40 under 40", which selects the 40 most promising emerging architects and designers in Europe.

In the "Best Practices of 2021" list, prepared by 16 experts, the international website highlights the Porto company for the "balance between pragmatism and experimentalism" of its work.

According to UPTEC, Archdaily points out that "the need for change, combined with the rapid digitalization of the industry, has put architecture on the verge of a major revolution", and that the winners "are the catalysts of that change”.

SUMMARY, as the University of Porto’s centre shares, "operates in the fields of architecture and urbanism, with a special focus on developing architectural solutions through prefabrication technology" and its challenge "is to make construction an increasingly simple act that meets the demands imposed by contemporary architecture”.

In 2016, and with only one year of activity, Porto City Council supported SUMMARY's participation as the youngest architecture studio invited to present itself at the Venice Biennale, with the project "Gomos Building System", to build concrete buildings in record time.

In the following year, SUMMARY won the international Red Dot Award: Design Concepts, in the "Habitat" category, with the same building system, and in 2020 was the "Emerging Architect of the Year" at the Dezeen Awards.
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