RAFAEL MANZANO PRIZE for New Traditional Architecture

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Azores Traditional Summer School 2020

This program will take place in in Lajes, one of the three municipalities in the Pico Island, within the Portuguese archipelago of Azores, in July 6th – 19st. Local traditional urbanism, architecture and building details will be studied in order to create a preservation and new traditional building patterns catalogue for the area. The application and registration proccess is already open.



These conferences bring together renowned personalities of traditional architecture for two days, along with an audience made up of students, professors and other professionals, always generating interesting debates and exchanges of information. Seminars | Publications

Summer Schools


The summer schools have been hold annually since 2014 in different cities of Spain and Portugal. Participants have the opportunity to exchange ideas and work together with students and faculty of different nationalities in the design of different proposals. Summer Schools

Other Initiatives

In addition to the Rafael Manzano Prize, INTBAU, thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, has developed the following projects, aimed at promoting the contemporary practice of traditional building, architecture and urbanism.  

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Richard H. Driehaus

Richard H. Driehaus

Richard H. Driehaus (1942 -2021) The philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus, during decades, has promoted and honoured the activity of all those who worldwide work to build a more beautiful and sustainable world. A lover of Spanish and Portuguese heritage, thanks to his...

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2021 Call for Entries

2021 Call for Entries

Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture 10th EDITION – YEAR 2021 1 Open to all active architects who have developed their profession in Spain or Portugal for at least ten years. 2 The award selection will be based on the contribution that the applicant...

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