Location: FERRAGUDO, Portugal.

Architect: Marlene Uldschmidt Architects.

Galeria Vasco da Gama 26, a historic building in Ferragudo, Portugal, was restored by a studio with the intention of creating a multipurpose space for the community to enjoy. The ground floor, originally used to repair boats, was transformed into an art gallery with an open space design. The top floor was turned into a loft. The studio aimed to preserve the building’s original character and create a venue for tourists and residents to discover the town’s architecture, history, and people. The newly refurbished space was inaugurated in 2018 with a photographic exhibition dedicated to the local fishermen who kept the village alive.

Photo credit: FG+SG©.