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Areas and Services
With research into landscapes and their cultural markers, from prehistory to the present day, the projects of the University of Minho’s Archaeology Unit (UAUM) enable knowledge transfer and application thereof, for the benefit of communities and regions. It combines a team of archaeologists who are specialised in different areas, IT specialists, technical assistants, research grant holders and collaborators, the UAUM is structured across different strategic areas: Archaeology of Architecture, Archaeology of Landscape and Settlement; Archaeology of Materials and Technologies; Urban Archaeology; Archaeology and New Information Technologies; Enhancement and Dissemination of Heritage.
Archaeological work and study of materials
Excavations, surveys and follow-ups in preventive archaeology / prospecting and excavations in fundamental archaeology; preliminary treatment, inventory and chronotypological classification of archaeological remains
1976- : UAUM Project: Archaeological Study of the city of Braga/ project to safeguard Bracara Augusta
2003-2005: IPPAR/DGPC Project: Conservation and Restoration of the Church of São Gião da Nazaré
2001-2012: IPPAR/DRCN Project: Conservation and Restoration of the Monastery of Rendufe
Topographic and architectural surveys, georeferenced
2015-2019: CMM Project: Candidature for the Bulwarked Fortifications of the “Raia” (Border) as a World Heritage Site
2018-2020: CMAV Project: Study, conservation and enhancement of the Forts in Extremo
Databases and Information Systems
Design and development of applications for recording and processing archaeological data and for managing architectural heritage, supported by MySQL databases
2004-2007: CMVM Project: Inventory of the Archaeological and Architectural Heritage of Vieira do Minho
2007-2010: IPPAR Project: Côa Museum
3D representation, in a mesh surface, geometric solids and rendering of volumes, of archaeological, architectural and topographical objects and development of graphical interfaces for manipulating the models
2004-2008: IPPAR/CMB/UAUM Project: Study, Conservation and Rehabilitation, Fonte do Ídolo
2011-2014: CIAM/CMV Project: Digital Walls
2014-2015: RTP Project: “Escrito na Pedra” TV programme
Architecture and Urbanism
Interpreting its mission as the development of applied research at the level of urban, architectural, design and artistic production projects, and advocating a policy of reciprocal valorisation, in which the project is understood as a form of research, the Studies Centre of the School of Architecture, Art and Design at the University of Minho (CEEAAD) is open to interdisciplinary collaborations and promotes the exchange of knowledge with institutions and entities representing the community. Responding to various institutions and the University itself, CEEAAD has been involved in multiple types of projects, in particular those listed below, always at the invitation of the entities responsible for these initiatives.
Development of projects to requalify public space, collective space and urban studies.
2015- : Rehabilitation, Civic Centre of the Vila das Taipas, Guimarães
2018-19: Strategic Development Plan for the Azurém Campus, UMinho, Guimarães
2009-12: Urban Renewal project – Pr. Toural, Al. S. Dâmaso and R. Santo António, Guimarães
Implementation of intervention projects in buildings, built heritage, new buildings and furniture.
2014-20: Installation of the Archaeology Unit in the Convent of São Francisco de Real, Braga
2014-17: Requalification of the Architectural Ensemble of the Largo do Paço, Braga
2010: Installation, Cité Portugaise Interpretation Centre, El Jadida, Morocco
Preparation of Base and Preliminary Programmes, as well as studies to redefine typological programmes or even urban and functional feasibility projects.
2019- : Design Study Project, New Court of Guimarães
2018: Prospective study, University Residencies, UMinho
2018: Study for the new facilities of the Biological Engineering Centre, UMinho
Support consultancy for holding architectural competitions.
2016: Monographic study, Paço dos Duques de Bragança, Guimarães
2011: Preliminary study and consultancy, Tua Line and Valley. Memory Unit, Foz Tua
The Design Institute of Guimarães (IDEGUI) has a wide range of laboratories and workshops, where students, designers and researchers can develop their activity in a creative environment, taking advantage of the most diverse and modern technological means of prototyping (CNC, laser cutting , thermoforming and vacuum infusion) and additive manufacturing in various materials (polymer, ceramic and cellulosic).
Rapid prototyping in the execution of prototypes in the field of product design, in areas such as the footwear and automobile industry, or in collaborations with entities such as Fibrenamics or the Landscape Laboratory
Partnerships in the production of models and 3D models – CEEAAD
Development of exhibition content – Garagem Sul, CCB
Partnerships in the production of models and three-dimensional models - CEEAAD
Development of exhibition content – Garagem Sul, CCB
3D printing on ceramics for industry; integration of additive manufacturing techniques into the design and production processes of advanced and customisable ceramic components, through the Advanced Ceramics R&D Lab (ACLab); prototypes of façade components in exhibitions
MIT-Portugal KERAMOS Programme: additive manufacturing of innovative and multifunctional ceramic products for architectural systems
2019: BE-AM Built Environment Additive Manufacturing, Formnext, Frankfurt, Germany
2017-18: Power/Architecture, Casa da Arquitetura, Matosinhos, Portugal
Within Lab2PT, the area of Geology or Earth Sciences is articulated with other domains, in particular Archaeology, in the search for an integrated articulation of knowledge to clarify the origins of raw materials. In addition to this aspect, it works towards the general provision of services related to mining activity: means of recording, analysis and environmental impact.
– Mining support
– Planning and supervision of mining prospection programmes
– Intervention in high resolution cartography and detailed structural analysis
– Environmental impact assessment associated with extractive activity
– Distance analysis and remote sensing studies, photogeology and photointerpretation
The group of historians who are integrated members of Lab2PT offers a broad capacity to provide services in the areas of advisory services and consultancy services, ranging from Prehistory to the Contemporary era, passing through Antiquity and the Middle and Modern Ages, including applications to editorial and exhibition initiatives, among others. More specifically, the group has concrete skills related to epigraphic and paleographic interpretation of ancient documents.
– Paleographic studies
– Technical-scientific consultancy services in the chronological period between Prehistory and the Contemporary era
The Tourism and Development team benefits from the contribution of different scientific areas – Geography, Economics, History, Archaeology, Management, Sociology – with a view to an integrated and holistic approach to the Landscape and Territory.
Focusing on the northwestern zone of the North of Portugal, the research focuses primarily on Cultural Tourism and Creative Tourism, encompassing several technological skills: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Crowdsourcing, Webmapping and Augmented Reality. This work has made it possible to link traditions with contemporaneity, in an attempt to respond to the needs of modern tourists, as well as the use of quantitative and qualitative techniques in the perception of residents and other stakeholders involved in the tourism sector.
– Diagnostic studies of heritage and tourist activity
– Strategic plans for the development of tourism activity
– Augmented Reality, Crowdsourcing, Webmapping and GIS applications
– Questionnaires/surveys: perceptions and motivations of tourists, residents and other stakeholders
– Qualitative and quantitative analysis
– Adaptation strategies and investment plans in the face of climate variability and change
– Measurement theory and testing of theoretical models
– Training for business executives and municipal officers