memórias da misericórdia de braga
Palácio do Raio, with its late-Baroque or Rococo style, is one of the urban buildings which residents of Braga and Portugal at large value most, and due to its history, it is associated with social welfare. As we see it, our role is to design items, mechanisms and services which mediate culturally between the memories of the Misericórdia and visitors to this emblematic building. For this reason, we also wanted to evoke the Baroque style in the exhibition. We therefore decided to build large, irregular-shaped, clear glass boxes, preserving the objects contained within from lying forgotten in the shadows or being destroyed by time. 

client
Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Braga

year
2013-2015

location
Braga, Portugal

credits
Miguel Palmeiro
Pedro Sousa


with
Catarina Providência, Cariátides
Francisco Providência, Providência Design (museography and coordination)
Gabriella Casella, Cariátides
Mário Vairinhos
Miguel Guedes


photos:
Luis Ferreira Alves

awards
Prémio IHRU 2016 / Melhor Intervenção de Reabilitação Urbana de Impacto Social



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