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Photo credits: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG



Team: CVDB Arquitectos Associados e/and Tiago Filipe Santos
Architecture - Authorship & Co-ordination: 
Cristina Veríssimo 
Diogo Burnay Tiago Filipe Santos

Architecture - Collaboration:
Joana Barrelas 
Rodolfo Reis 
Eliza Borkowska 
Elizabeta Vito 
Hugo Nascimento 
Ilaria Anselmi 
Magdalena Czapluk
Exhibition Project:
P-06 Atelier e/and Site Specific Arquitectura
Project manager: Nuno Gusmão e/and Paulo Costa
Development: Pedro Anjos (design) e/and Simão Botelho (arquitectura)

Landscape Architecture: 
Bound, arquitectos paisagistas - Arq.ª Maria João Fonseca e/and Arq.º Armando Ferreira

Museology Consultant: 
Prof.ª Dra. Leonor Rocha


Mora - Portugal

Mora Municipality

International Public Competition – 1st prize

Competition – 2012 
Project – 2013 
Construction – 2016

Construction Built Area: 1.200,00 m²/sqm

Landscape Area: 1.100,00 m²/sqm

Total Construction Cost: 2.200.000,00 Euros

Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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The Megalithic Museum is located at Mora’s urban centre, close to a future public park. The town and region, are well known for its archaeological findings. The museum intendeds to be a local and national reference and an important asset to the cultural regeneration of the town. 

The old train station in Mora is an iconic building that is part of the town heritage. The building is deeply rooted in the long-lasting collective memory of Mora’ inhabitants and visitors. The project clarifies and enhances the architectural value of the existing buildings, in a gesture of careful refurbishment.


The museum complex integrates the old train station, its warehouse and two new buildings. The new buildings are the main exhibition area (West) and a cafeteria (East). The four buildings are connected through a continuous outdoor gallery that is located along the north side of the site. The gallery resembles the linearity of the old train station dock. The gallery is the element that conceptually unifies the project, solving the circulation and the relation between all the different programmes.