Sharing value in every interaction is synonymous with a path well-travelled.
The COSTALOPES atelier is lead by Alexandre Costa Lopes.
The atelier operates within the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape and interior design, ranging from large-scale developments and urban interventions to single-family houses.
1991 — 2021
With pride, we look back over the past decades and identify an inescapable contribution to the African continent’s architectural awakening.
It is all about a permanent attitude: getting in tune with people’s values.
We achieve this by involving communities – giving people the space to participate and intervene in the outcome of what is produced.
It’s another way of creating meaning on a broader scale, for society as a whole, clearly articulated with all stakeholders.
COSTALOPES’ practice is a composition of values that people feel connected to – a set of values that give our work greater meaning and purpose, making the end result easier and substantially more rewarding.
awards & recognitions
100 Architects of the Year – Korean Institute of Architecture – Currency Museum
1st Honorable Mention – Public Tender – EPAL Building
100 Architects of the Year – Korean Institute of Architecture – Luanda Bay
1st Prize – Luanda University Hospital
1st Prize – Idea Contest for Building Lots 38, 41 and 42
1st Honorable Mention – ESTIG – Beja Polytechnic Institute
4th Prize – Coimbra University – Pólo III CTNAS
2nd Prize – Portalegre Art Centre
3rd Prize – Coimbra University – Pólo III Central Unit
1st Prize – Redondo Health Centre
1st Prize – Coimbra University – Pólo III Library
Conde de Oeiras Architectural Prize – Infante D. Henrique Building
Selected 25 Best Projects – Idea Contest for the World EXPO’98 (overall participants: 506 projects)