WE’VE DONE IT!
Montemor-o-Novo’s castle info kiosk is waiting for your visit!

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LATEST EVENTS:

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Alma de Arame play “Troll Times” uses the kiosk as a foyer and ticket office:

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HOW DID WE ARRIVE HERE:

Week #1 and  #2
from 22.09.2014 till 03.10.2014
Manufacturing the Compressed Earth Stabilized Bricks (CESB) with a team of volunteers

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Week #3
from 06.10.2014 till 11.10.2014
Theoretical classes and idea competition for the site represented in models.
Forming 6 groups, each one proposing a project for the site.
Presentation of the ideas to the community and pre selection.

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Groups presentation each project to the workshop leaders

Week #4
from 13.10.2014 till 18.10.2014
Choosing the most suitable project and gather all the participants to concentrate forces on developing the selected one.
Starting the foundation.
First saturday of talks/presentations (see more program details on the section Events-Talks).

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Week #5
from 20.10.2014 till 26.10.2014
Finishing the foundations and preparing the formwork.
Starting the walls.

Arch Formwork

Week #6
from 28.10.2014 till 01.11.2014
Two arches. One vault. Two benches. Walls. Ground. Landscape ground shaping.

Buiding without plaster

Winter time come up…
Slowly slowly the Montemor team is finishing the roof and the pavement preparing for the winter.

1rst phase finished building

Take#2 week #1 . The CSEB production
from 16.03.2015 till 21.03.2015
4 volunteers . 850 CSEB . some colorful experiences . a visit to the Escoural caves . fun!

Watch the video here.

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Take#2 week #2 . Making tiles and details
from 13.03.2015 till 28.03.2015
4 volunteers . 6 60×40 light tiles to be laser engraved . dozens of floor glazed dots . hundreds of tiles joints . fun! [and there was still time for learning a bit of typography for some]

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Take#2 week #3 . Building the last arch and finishings
from 30.03.2015 till 04.04.2015
After an intense week of practice and theory on CSEB and arches, the final structure is 98% finished. There is only the tiles to laser engrave!

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