COMOCO Arquitectos is an architecture collaborative practice founded in 2001 by Luís Miguel Correia, Nelson Mota and Susana Constantino, all graduated from the Department of Architecture at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). Along with their practice as architects they are also researchers and educators. Luís Miguel Correia is Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, Nelson Mota is Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology, and Susana Constantino was a guest lecturer at the University of Coimbra and the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. The work developed by COMOCO explores the creative potential of a dialogue between the situation as found and the transformative potential of a design approach aware of its societal context.
The projects for a Hotel in Lisbon (2001-2006), Castelo Novo's Castle (2003-08), Pombal Castle (2004-2013), and N10 Indoor are among their most important works. The latter was awarded the National Prize for Architecture in Wood 2013. Among other distinctions, they were nominated and runners-up in several architecture prizes such as Archdaily Building of the Year 2012 and Archdaily Building of the Year 2014, Construir Award 2012, National Prize for Architecture in Wood 2011, IV Enor Architecture Award 2009 and Diogo de Castilho Award. The work of the office has been widely published and exhibited in individual and collective exhibitions held in Portugal, Brazil, France, and Switzerland.