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International Design Awards (13rd edition)

The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design worldwide, conceptualizing and producing great work.


The Canine & Feline Hotel, by the graduate student Raulino Silva, in Architecture, received the Silver Winner Award, in Architecture Categories/Hotels and Resorts of International Design Awards (13rd edition).


Summary: The Canine & Feline Hotel is located in Vila do Conde and consists of temporary dog and cat accommodation, distributed over three buildings.
The first volume corresponds to the reception and support area. The second volume works as a link between the highest part of the terrain and the lower part. Upstairs we have the dogs’ shelter, separated by the corridor with a small garden. In the lower floor we have a multipurpose space, a technical room, a laundry room and a locker room.
The third volume holds twelve cats’ shelter, with a central space around an interior garden, lit by a large skylight.