Founded in 2016 by Ana Pedro Ferreira and Pedro Maria Ribeiro, Ponto Atelier’s work consists of a dynamic field of experimentation with projects and ideas based on the memory of the past and contemporary design.
After winning the 1st prize in the Duas casas nas Ilhas Selvagens competition, they moved to Funchal and joined the City Office team. In 2021 they won the FAD award in the category of ephemeral installations with the INBETWEEN pavilion, Azores. Between 2014 and 2021 they were guest professors at the University of Évora, DAue and ISCTE, and tutors in the workshops W.A.V.E, IUAV Venice and Summer School Moytirra (Azores). In 2022 they integrated the exhibition The Young New curated by André Tavares, in Garagem Sul, CCB. Recently, in collaboration with CLAB Architettura and Angelo Renna, they won the international public competition for Corso Libertà – Freiheitsstrasse (Merano, Italy). It was one of the architecture studios invited to be part of the Portuguese representation at the 18th Architecture Biennale Venice’23.
Ponto Atelier is a young office from Portugal with works varying in places, programs and scales. They are based in Madeira Island, in the Atlantic Ocean and they are about to become much more visible soon, with several ongoing projects to be completed and their participation at “Fertile Futures” Exhibition, the Official Portuguese Representation of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023, curated by Andreia Garcia. Şebnem Şoher talked to Ana Pedro Ferreira and Pedro Maria Ribeiro, founders of Ponto Atelier about their inspirations, being on an island and what it means to be sustainable today.