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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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Cantabria Traditional Architecture Summer School 2019

Cantabria Traditional Architecture Summer School 2019

This year the program is taking place in Valderredible, the southernmost are in Cantabria (Spain), in the high course of the Ebro River, in July 8th – 21st. The application and registration proccess is already open. Local traditional urbanism, architecture and...

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2019 Call for Entries

2019 Call for Entries

Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture 8th EDITION – YEAR 2019 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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