They say every cloud has a silver lining and that something good always comes out of a bad situation.
Well, for a group of Portuguese architects from the OTO firm in Lisbon, life worked out just like that.
After designing a structure that could be labelled as nothing but artistic, called, “Edifício Sede”, it was reduced to rubble by a volcanic eruption in Cape Verde.
Fortunately, the story does not end there as their structure was submitted to the Archdaily. They were recognised by winning the International Archdaily Building of the Year 2015.
The building, which was 3200 square metres and stood 1800 metres tall was able to sustain itself with very little infrastructure such as water and electricity. Thus, placing it as a winner among cultural buildings.
Among the 3000 entries, the winning team were the only Portuguese that entered and comprised out of André Castro Santos, Miguel Ribeiro de Carvalho, Nuno Teixeira Martins and Ricardo Barbosa Vicente.
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