Casa da Arquitectura, a non-profit organization headquartered in Matosinhos, Portugal, will provide doctoral fellowships and support scientists in the field thanks to the support received from the Portuguese government.
The architectural collections handed over to the center will be available for study. The highlight of the Brazilian collection, which includes more than 50,000 documents with materials dating back to the 1930s, and which contains the entire estate of the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, who died in May of this year. He himself donated to Casa in 2020, and at that time, these almost 9,000 items left the country as a result of protests from Brazilian organizations and architects.
A total of ten doctoral fellowships will be awarded per year, in addition to two doctoral support contracts of five years. The benefits are for students and universities associated with Portugal.
The Portuguese Ministries of Culture, Economy, Environment and Science have signed an agreement that will invest 750,000 euros per year in Casa de Arquitectura and its projects.