REFER distinguished in the Brunel Awards
Rehabilitation of tiled panels in Porto – São Bento Train Station
The Brunel Awards, known for being one of the most prestigious global awards for architecture, engineering and railway design, have distinguished the rehabilitation project of the tiled panels in Porto – São Bento Station, in the 2014 edition. The intervention was awarded a prize in the category of stations.
The awards, divided into categories, are given every three years and the organisation of the 12th edition, which ceremony took place on the 15th October 2014 in Amsterdam, involved in addition to the Watford Group, the UIC (International Union of Railways) and Dutch railways (ProRail and NS).
92 projects applied, with 30 being distinguished, from eleven countries, divided into 19 awards and eleven special merit awards.
The award now attributed recognises the efforts and commitment made by REFER in the preservation and promotion of this important heritage, present in several railway stations, and which makes São Bento unique. The jury took into consideration that this investment excelled and enhanced the daily life of railway users.
It should be noted that in previous editions, REFER was distinguished with an award given to Oriente Station (architecture) and two special merit awards given to Sintra Station (rehabilitation) and the Bridge over River Trancão (engineering and environment), in 1998. More recently in 2011, it received an award for the new Bridge over River Sado (technical infrastructures) and two special merit awards given to the Renovation of Rossio Station (stations) and Lisbon CCO (railway support buildings).