Returning to the school community after a careful intervention, the Bom Sucesso school included the careful rehabilitation of existing buildings and a new kindergarten and gymnasium.

Project Name: Bom Sucesso School
Location: Porto, Portugal
Project: CREA – Architects
Photographer: António Ataíd
Year: 2020

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The new buildings hierarchize the relationship with the public street and shape the outdoor playground space.

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Natural light was injected all throughout the new kindergarten, and in the gymnasium the trees tops are framed on the southern facade, and open generously north to the wide courtyard, where a blue square for games contrast with the earthly ocher pavement.


CREA is an architectural studio based in Porto and is part of the Science and Technology Centre at the University of Porto.

Since its foundation in 2014, CREA has carried out many projects greatly varying in terms of scale, veering between working with clients in both the public and private sectors. The company specializes in the restoration of buildings; reinterpreting and transmuting them for the present time.

Awards and Recognition

2017, National Urban Renewal Award, awarded for the Headquarters of Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto, in the Commercial & Services category

2019, 100 best houses of 2018, for the Casa Herois de África construction project, by Archdaily

2019, Dezeen Awards 2019 Longlist, for the Casa Herois de África construction project, in the Residential Rebirth category



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