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Experiment Land Stage

Experiment Land Stage aims to join students, architects, citizens, technicians, entrepreneurs, and politicians to create and test new solutions to use natural resources to build and design better objects and spaces for living, increasing the quality of life of Portuguese and Norwegian communities. The cooperation actions between partners Rintala Eggertsson Architects  from Norway and MAG – Marques de Aguiar Arquitectura e Urbanismo and Camilo Rebelo Associados from Portugal will spread the use of cork and wood, natural resources from each country, and will boost reaching sustainable solutions for the climate change challenges.

For one year this bilateral initiative will innovate through the approach of a collaborative model experimenting ideas, and through the expected results related with the technical solutions of cork and wood uses and design. The solutions tested are communicated through prototypes, developed during the workshops, and the method to engage and increase the network of participants will be disseminated in the Experiment Land Stage toolkit.


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Useful info

Registration dates:

  • Until July 28th - deposit of 25e*
  • From July 29th onwards - deposit of 35e*

Pick-up point in Coimbra:

Event location in Mação: Jardim dos Peixinhos

Cortiçada Art Fest provides accommodation to all participants (upon registration) at the Mação Sports Pavilion.

All registered participants must bring a sleeping mat, sleeping bag, and other relevant items for their stay.

Items participants should bring for the workshop: gloves, visors, drawing materials, measuring tape, hammer, hand saw.

*The deposit is only meant to secure your spot and will be fully refunded on the first day of the festival to your MBway account.

Contact: / +351 22 490 1265

The finalist groups of the competition are already known!

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Participate in the public voting!

The 4 finalist projects will be up for voting from August 25th to 27th through Instagram!

On August 25th, there will be a webinar where each finalist group will promote their project, and the students of architect Sami Rintala (architecture students from NTNU, Norway) will facilitate the debate about each project.

Voting begins on August 25th at the time of the webinar (to be announced) and ends at 23:59 on August 27th.

To vote, you need to follow the following 4 steps:

1. Follow the page @corticadaexperimentapaisagem.

2. Like the voting photo (to be posted on August 25th).

3. Comment with your preferred group, using the project names (From Shelter To..., Concertina, Catavento, Onda) + tag two friends.

4. Share the voting photo in your stories.

Voting closes at 23:59 on August 27th, and the group with the most votes will be announced on August 28th during the day.

Two members of the winning group will not only have the opportunity to build their idea for a mobile shelter at Cortiçada Art Fest with their group, but also to travel to Norway to participate in a 10-day workshop with architect Sami Rintala and his students (from September 11th to 24th in Bodø)!

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