Situated on the Távora bank, an affluent of the Douro … In the heart of the Alto Douro, region of rugged terrain … clinging to the hillside … the convent of São Pedro das Águias was, from the eleventh century, the subject of multiple transformations. Today, the reason for the intervention is the creation of a resort hotel, of private initiative.
The project seeks to manipulate the temporality contained in the accumulation, juxtaposition and disassociation of existing elements constructed to express new “architectural” images.
Through the demolition and construction, the objective is to play with the “historical layering”. The enclosure is maintained; the form becomes abstract …
During the project, posted on the wall of the studio a Alain Delôtre text: ”Relations du sens”.