GONÇALO BYRNE

  • He has worked in his own office independently since 1975, having executed projects in Braga, Vila do Conde, Viseu, Coimbra, Alcanena, Alcobaça, Lisbon, Almada, Oeiras, Setubal, Troia, Castro Verde, Arraiolos, Vidigueira, Lagos, Funchal, Evora, Trancoso and Lovaine/Belgium.
  • He founds the atelier G.B. – ARQUITECTOS, Lda., in 1991.
  • Participation in conferences in Portugal and abroad, having also been part of several tenders and award juries.
  • Founds the atelier G.B.M.M. – Associated Architects, in 1993 together with Architect Manuel Aires Mateus.
  • Member of the Architect Society, (nr.520), member of the Board of the Portuguese Section of the International Union of Architects and was a representative at International Meetings and Congresses of this organization. He was director of the magazine "Jornal Arquitectos".
  • Works and projects published in Portugal and abroad.
  • Between 1986 and 1988 he supervised the “Architecture II” course of the Architecture course at Cooperativa Árvore - Oporto.
  • Visiting Professor at the Département d'Architecture of the École Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne in 1990-91.
  • Elected visiting professor at the International Project Seminar "Architettura e Cittá" – Naples 1991/92/93.
  • Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Coimbra University, since 1992.
  • Visiting Professor at Lovaine University - 1992/93, 1993/94 and 2001/02.
  • Visiting Professor at IV Laboratori d'Urbanisme de les Ciutats "Projectar la Perifèria" - Barcelona 1994.
  • Visiting Professor at the École d'Architecture de Nancy Seminar - March 1995.
  • Visiting Professor at the Architecture Department of the Federal Polytechnic of Lausanne in 1994-95.
  • Visiting Professor at the Instituto Universitário di Architettura di Venezia - 1995.
  • Visiting Professor in Graz (Austria) - 1998/9
  • Visiting Professor at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of the University of Navarre (Spain) – 2000, 2002
  • Visiting Professor at Harvard (U.S.A.) - 1999/2001
  • Visiting Professor at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa – 2000, 2001
  • Portuguese Architecture Award, 1988, A.A.P./ S.E.C. ( Portuguese Architects Association and Secretary of State for Culture).
  • A.I.C.A. / S.E.C. award 1988, (Portuguese Section of the International Art Critic and Artist Assocation / Secretary of State for Culture), for his life’s work.
  • Portuguese Architecture Award 1993, A.A.P./M.A.R.N. – “Relating to the location”, and Honourable Mention in the “single building” category.
  • Aquisição/Architecture award-1995, work destined to be consagrated “as relevant in the context of national culture".
  • Awarded the Cross of the Order of Infante D. Henrique by the President of the Republic in 1995.
  • Gold Medal – 2000 – of French Architecture Academy
  • “A Pedra na Arquitectura” award – 2001 – from Architecture Order/Associates
  • “TECU Architecture Award 2002” award from KMEuropaMetal AG
  • “Prémio Valmor 2000” award given by Lisbon Town Hall
  • Exhibitions in Como, New York, Trevi, Lisbon, Lubliana, Lucca, Messina, S. Marino, Pamplona, Oporto, Catania, Milan, Venice, Buenos Aires, Rosário, Rio de Janeiro.
  • Monographies:
  • "GONÇALO BYRNE - OPERE E PROGETTI", Antonio Angelillo / Ignàsi de Solà-Morales, Documenti di architettura, Ed. Electa, Milano 1998 (Portuguese translation, Ed. Blau. Lisboa 1998),
  • Bibliographical references:
  • L’ ARCHITECTURE D’AUJOURD ‘HUI, nr. 185/1976
  • ARQUITECTURA, nr. 143/1981
  • DOMUS, nr. 655/1984, nr. 756
  • LOTUS INTERNACIONAL, nr. 45/1985, nr. 51/1986, nr. 63/1989 , nr. 64/1989
  • OBRADOIRO, nr.15/1989
  • ENGENHARIA & ARQUITECTURA, nr. 16/1989
  • CASABELLA, nr. 561/1989, nr. 622/1995, nr. 693/2001, nr. 695/696/2001, nr. 700/2002
  • ARCHITÉCTI, nr. 2/1989, nr. 11-12/1991, nr. 12-13/1991, nr. 26/1994
  • ARCHIS, nr. 9/91
  • FACES, nr. 20/91
  • A & V, nr. 47 /1994
  • DBZ - DEUTSCHE BAUZEITSCHRIFT, nr. 8/1994 , nr. 6/2002
  • WETTBEWERBE, nr. 161-162/1997
  • MONUMENTOS, nr. 8/1998, nr. 13/2000
  • JORNAL DE LETRAS ARTES E IDEIAS, nr. 742/1999, nr. 766/2000
  • PEDRA & CAL, nr. 12/2001
  • ARQUITECTURA E VIDA, nr. 19/2001, nr.30/2002
  • MENHIR, nr. 4/2001
  • ARQ./a, nr. 5/2001
  • WALLPAPER, nr.10/2001
  • ON DISEÑO, nr. 234/2002
  • PASAJES – ARQUITECTURA Y CRÍTICA, nr. 35/2002
  • ARCHITECTURE TODAY-DETAIL, nr. 2/2002
  • DB - DEUTSCHE BAUZEITUNG, nr. 4/2002
  • H.O.M.E., nr. 2 / 2003

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