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Rui Passos

  • Born in Porto in 1954. Degree in Architecture from the School of Architecture of the University of Lisbon. For several years worked in areas regarding services and commerce, designing and/or remodelling numerous buildings for this sector of activity.
  • In an integrated Design and Architecture project, developed the worldwide network of “Select” convenience stores for Shell International which were implemented in Oslo, Copenhagen, London, Bilbao, Vitória, Madrid and Lisbon.
  • Also for Shell, in association with the Architecture Firm Swanke, Hayden & Connell Int., developed the project design rules for the head offices of this company in Europe, having authored the rehabilitation and remodelling of the headquarters of this company in Av. Liberdade, Lisbon.
  • In 1995, in association and on the invitation of Architect Raúl Chorão Ramalho, constructs the new HQ complex of Funchal Social Security for the Madeira Regional Government.
  • In 1999 the firm Rui Passos, Arquitectura e Rehabilitação Urbana, Lda.
    Presently, besides participating in the design of the Quinta do Bom Sucesso project and coordinating the Master Project, is building the new head office of the National Insurance Company of Angola in Luanda and an integrated tourism and hotel complex in Vale da Ribeira, Stª Cruz, Torres Vedras.

Listing of chief projects and professional work

2003-04 Self-employed professional - Lisbon
  • Project of 4 low-cost housing typologies to be implemented in São Tomé e Príncipe
  • Project of the Reception building for Tróia Marina, Grândola
  • Project of the Sales Stand of the Quinta do Bom Sucesso Golf & Country Club, Obidos
  • Project of the Rowing Club of the Quinta do Bom Sucesso Golf & Country Club, Obidos
  • Project of 21 townhouses for the Quinta do Bom Sucesso Golf & Country Club, Obidos
  • Preliminary study for the land facilities of Albufeira Fishing Harbour – the project includes an Administrative Building, the Market, Warehouses, infra-structures, road network and exterior arrangements in an intervention area of over 9 000 m2 - Albufeira, Algarve
2000-03Consulmar – Projectistas e Consultores, Lda. – Cabinda, Angola

Within the scope of the Technical Assisstance Contracts signed with Cabinda Provincial Government and the Provincial Public Works Directorate;

  • Elaboration of the Public Investment Programs of the Provincial Government;
  • Appraisal and Identification of necessary Public Works in coordination with the Provincial Administration (Health, Education, Social Security, Public Works, etc.)
  • Preparation and supervision of the programmes for invitations to tender construction work, information to bidders and appreciation of the proposals;
  • Supervision and control of the overall execution of the different contracts (projects, works and inspections);
  • Supervision and inspection of construction work;
  • In charge of the Consulmar team in Cabinda that incuded: 1 architect, 1 civil engineer, 11 supervisors and 1 secretary
Principal projects:
  • Chiadede and Dinge Medical Centres
  • Cabinda Infectious-Contagious Treatment Centre
  • Amplification of the Bairro 4 de Fevereiro Medical Centre
  • External improvements of Cabassango Clinic
  • Amplification of the School Augusto N’gangula
  • I, II and III level school in Cacata
  • Cabinda Ladies School
  • Cabinda Provincial Administration Building for the Family and Promotion of Women
  • Civil Identification and Criminal Record Provincial Administration Building for Cabinda, Zaire and Uíge
  • Remodelling of the Cabinda Provincial Administration for Trade, Hotels and Tourism
  • Remodelling of the Cabinda Geographical and Ordnance Institute
2000Consulmar – Projectistas e Consultores, Lda. – Luanda, Angola
  • Reuse study for a 15 storey building, including housing, commerce and offices, totalling 25.000 m2 de área, located at R. Amílcar Cabral, Luanda
  • Design Plan for a Social Complex in Kaxicane (birthplace of Agostinho Neto), including a variety of social facilities (Cultural Centre, Primary School, Medical Centre, Public Sanitation and Baths, Police Station) and single-family housing, totalling a construction area of approximately 3000 m2, Kaxicane, Bengo – the overall project included the creation of basic infrastructures (water and electricity), road network, exterior improvements and sports grounds.
  • Assistance to the Angolan Ministry of Public Works and Urbanism within the scope of the “MINOPU Technical Assistance Contract”
1997-99Self-employed professional - Lisbon
  • Estudo de Aproveitamento for Lots 6,7 and 8 of the Vilanova Complex, including 112 apartments (studio and one bedroom) and commercial areas, totalling 9 572 m2 in Areias de S, João, Algarve (with Vasco Mendia)
  • 2nd Phase of the select invitation to tender for the World Music Centre project in Quinta dos Loureiros, Serpa (with Francisco Sequeira and Vasco Mendia)
  • Project for a Commercial and Services building in Lot 1 B of the VilaNova Complex in Areias de S, João, Algarve (com Vasco Mendia) – construído
  • Invited to tender for the Elaboration of the Oitavos Golfe Clubhouse Project in Quinta da Marinha, Cascais (with José Anahory and Francisco Sequeira) – 1st place, constructed.
  • Project for the construction of the Housing Complex at Rua das Sortes, Montes de Azurva, Aveiro (with Diogo Burnay and Vasco Mendia) - constructed
  • Conversion Project for a lagar [grape-treading facility] in Vilar de Mouros, Minho (with Filipe Macedo and Vasco Mendia) - constructed
  • Remodelling Project for the shop "Pedro & Mantovani" at Rua Acácio Paiva, Lisbon (with Pedro Veríssimo) - constructed
  • Remodelling Project of a building at Travessa D. Vasco, Lisbon - constructed
1997-99 Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias - Lisbon
  • Visiting Professor teaching “Architecture Project II”, to 3rd year Architecture students (1998-99)
  • Visiting Professor teaching “Architecture Project III”, to 4th year Architecture students (1998-99)
1996- 97 Troufa Real, arquitecto Lda. - planning, architecture and design - Lisbon
  • Architectural Study of the building in Allotments 3.13 to 3.16 of PP3, Parque Expo - Expo' 98, Lisbon
  • Design Study of the "Adamastor" Building – housing, commerce and parking – in Allotmentna 3.16 of the PP3, Parque Expo - Expo' 98, Lisbon
  • Invited to tender for the Restoration of the Fire HQ, Cascais
  • Project for the Luanda Palace of Justice [Courthouse], Angola
  • Project for the “Milénio” Building – housing, commerce and parking – in Avenida Duque d’Ávila, Lisbon
  • Design study for the Portimão Cultural Forum, Algarve
  • Project for the new facilities of the Universidade Moderna in Belém, Lisbon
  • Master plan for the urban surrounding areas of Portimão Marina, Algarve
1996 UrbiOeste - Urbanização e Construção Civil, Lda. - Lisbon
  • Preparation of costing estimates and time-tabling for civil construction works
1994 Self-employed Professional - Macao
  • Design Study for a 32 storey Residential Block, 400 apartments (two and three bedroom), covered car park and 1800 m2 commercial area, Ilha Verde, Macau (withVasco Mendia)
  • Remodelling Project for an office block in the Embankment Zone of the Porto Exterior, Macau.
  • Limited invitation to tender for the new Services Building for the Leal Senado, "Municipal Complex" at Canal dos Patos, Macao – 3rd place (with Vasco Mendia)
1992-94 Profabril Project Centre - Macao Branch
  • Consultant for Emery Roth & Sons (New York) with regard to the Project for allotments 1 to 7 in zone A of the Reorganization plan of the Praia Grande bay area – including office and commercial blocks.
  • Consultant for Ng Chun Man & Associates (Hong Kong) with regard to the Project for allotments 8 to 11 in zone A of the Reorganization Plan of the Praia Grande bay area – including housing blocks and a commercial area.
  • Project for the Tivoli Hotel at Porto Interior, Macao
  • Invitation to tender for the Solid Phase of Macao Waste and Residue Plant– 1st place, constructed.
  • Invitation to tender for a 900 dwellings Residential Complex and Bus terminal in the Hippodrome Neighbourhood, Macao (1993)
  • Invitation to tender for the Macao University Sports Complex
  • Project for a 7 storey Apartment Block in Rua Nova à Guia, Macao
  • Project for the Restoration of a building in Rua da Sé, Macao
  • Project for a Commercial and Housing Complex in Cong Mun, China
1991-92 Macao Soil Division, Public Works and Transport Department (DSSOPT)
  • Licencing of Architectural Projects, integrated in the Licencing Division of the Urban Buildings Department
1990-91 with Eurico António, Arquitect - Macao
  • Design Study for a primary school in the Patane Sul Neighbourhood, Macao
  • Design Study for five Single-family detached houses in Taipa. Macao
  • Anteproject for a Café/Restaurant at Hac Sá Beach in Coloane, Macao
1990 Self-employed Professional - Lisbon
  • Licence Project for the House of Dr. Paulo Graça Moura in Marco de Canavezes, constructed, (with Madalena Cardoso de Menezes)
1990 Contemporânea - Manuel Graça Dias e Egas José Vieira - Lisboa
  • Project for the construction of the Portugal Pavilion at Expo’92, Seville
1989 Nuno Gomes da Silva e Eugénio Castro Caldas, Arquitectos - Lisbon
  • Project for the construction of Carnaxide Secondary School Gymnastics Pavilion
1989 Manuel Vicente - Lisbon
  • Invitation to tender for the new Headquarters of the Bank of Portugal at Praça de Espanha, Lisbon – Jury’s Special Prize
AP3, Arquitectura e Planeamento, Lisbon
  • Project for the construction of Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Algarve
  • Design Plan for a Covered Sports Pavilion in Albufeira, Algarve
1987-88 Troufa Real, Arquitectura e Planeamento - Lisbon
  • Design study of a Housing Complex in the Hippodrome Neighbourhood, Macao
  • Anteprojecto of the Apart-Hotel “Eurimobe” at Praia da Rocha, Algarve
  • International invitation to tender for the Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon

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