MIMOA newsletter #3

MIMOA wins the first prize of the Digital Pioneers Academy 2007. The jury praised the project on its ‘strong focus on a niche market, its thorough analysis of its users groups, and its overall appeal. The jury has great trust in the growth potential of MIMOA. ‘

On Friday the 28th op September the final session of the Digital Pioneer Academy 2007 was held at PICNIC Cross Media Week in Amsterdam. The Academy started in April 2007 and is a spin off of the Digital Pioneers Fund, which gives financial and organizational support to small grass root communities that realize innovative projects in the public domain on the Internet.

The business plan describes the next three years of the development, intentions and ambitions of MIMOA. This prize certainly helps us to achieve these plans. What to expect next? Well, after this hectic month with the launch of MIMOA and the preparation of the pitch we need to recuperate and make plans for the upcoming milestones. One thing is certain: the Miguide – the architecture guide for everyone to compile - will be developed before the end of this year.’ For more information you can take a look at the tools yet to be developed.

The second prize has been won by Adam Hyde with Floss Manuals. The platform of Floss Manuals offers free manuals for open source software. Beelden uit ons Verleden (Images from our Past) an online collection of private visual and audiovisual archival material received the third prize.

A few latest additions

The last few weeks we've recieved a lot of Portugese projects, so here is a small selection:

lighthouse and museum cascais

An old lighthouse and a new museum, on a place in constant change

Santa Marta Lighthouse and Museum

address: Ponta de Santa Marta 1, 2750 Cascais, Portugal
architect: Aires Mateus Architects

contributed by: Joao Morgado

orange house

A strange house with one eye

Orange House

address: Rua da Velosa 121, 4900-279 Carreço, Portugal
architect: Nuno Grande & Pedro Gadanho
contributed by: Pedro Gadanho

Gruta das Torres

Located outside of Criação Velha, on the westcoast of one of the Azores islands

Gruta das Torres Visitor Centre

address: Gruta das Torres, 950 Criação Velha, Ilha do Pico, Azores, Portugal
architect: Ines Vieira da Silva
contributed by: Carlos SantAna

sines art centre

Library, museum, theatre and cinema, all in one

Sines Art Centre

address: Rua Cândido dos Reis, 7520 Sines, Portugal
Aires Mateus Architects
contributed by: Naomi

braga stadium

Already well known but not less impressive, on the slopes of the Monte Castro

Braga Stadium

address: Av. de Estádio, 4710 Braga, Portugal
architect: Eduardo Souto de Moura
contributed by:
Joao Morgado

More information

MIMOA is a user generated website on Modern Architecture in Europe. It provides exactly the information you need to visit and find buildings, bridges, parks, squares, interiors and public art. Everybody can add projects, comment on them, rate project or add them to their favorites list. It is the best source of information for your city trip in Europe with all Modern Architecture in one view.

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