Porto Academy

Porto Academy

Guest Lecturers
Emilio Tuñón, Ricardo Bak Gordon, Sami, Solano Benitez

Workshop Leaders
Amunt, Angela Deuber, Baukunst, Bruther, Guilherme Machado Vaz, H Arquitectes, João Paulo Loureiro, Johannes Norlander, Menos é Mais, Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Productora

António do Fundo Ferreira, David Ottosson, David Palussière, Elena Aleksandrov, Francisca Marques, Gisela Lameira, João Paupério, João Salsa, Leonardo Remuzzi, Luis Sousa, Luísa Souto Moura, Madalena Vidigal, Maria Rebelo, Maria Souto de Moura, Rita Leite

Amélia Brandão Costa, Rodrigo da Costa Lima




CMP, Amorim, Sheraton

Ivo Tavares Studio

Ivo Tavares Studio



Amorim Cork Insulation is integrated in Corticeira Amorim and has a strong foothold in the world market, arising from a rigorous commitment to compliance with the quality standards and demands required primarily by the sustainable construction sector. Its history dates back to 1963, having appeared this year as a test tube for the agglomerates industry, proving it is an industry that survives per se. In 1987 Corticeira Amorim SA, as part of a strategic plan for the Group about insulation cork products, created Expocor, a company of Portuguese-British capital devoted to the production and marketing of expanded insulation cork whose goal was to promote and disseminate a product from which new markets and applications would arise, by customizing the expanded insulation cork, a natural product of unmatched features. Amorim Cork Insulation appears in 1997 as a business unit Amorim Group, to produce expanded insulation cork and is market leader with brands Amorim (corporate brand), Corkpan (Italian market), Corktherm 040 (Austria, Germany and Switzerland), Corkisol (France) and Thermacork (USA). In order to achieve certification and total quality, Amorim Cork Insulation is a company seeking high levels of quality and productivity, where the protection of the environment and the preservation of natural resources are a constant, clearly demonstrating its position in the community in which it operates.

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With surfaces above 98% structural glass, minimalist windows are all about glazing. From an industrial point of view, more significant glass dimensions require larger tempering furnaces, smooth operability and technical performances impose precision and higher quality standards, often more demanding than defined by international glass processing norms. To keep up with new challenges, panoramah! verticalized its industrial activity and integrated glass transformation in 2011. Continuously investing in its transformation capacity ever since, it became one of the largest glass transformers in Europe with a 9-metre furnace and the ability to process double- and triple-glazed units up to 29 sqm. This capacity has proved critical in different processes, mainly as glass progressively absorbs new functions, admits irregular and curved shapes or assumes various aesthetic requirements. panoramah! is currently the only manufacturer of minimalist windows in the world that processes and manufactures the main components of its systems, having full control and accountability over the entire process. From design to manufacture and installation, we answer for the complete system, both glass and aluminium. We streamlined glass transformation, adaptation to the system and transportation to the job site, rendering an apparently risky and complex procedure into an everyday job. Furthermore, with built experience in over 60 different countries and a strong network of more than 50 certified specialized partners, panoramah! is effectively present throughout the globe. Supported by our team, this network is composed by fully experienced technicians that ensure a constant presence at all stages, from glazing consulting to installation and long-term maintenance.

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