Mrs. Alexandra Gesta

INTA Member
Organisation
Cámara Municipal de Guimaraes

Occupation
Architect


Country
Portugal


Mrs. Alexandra Gesta

Née a Oporto, Alexandra Gesta est diplômée d’architecture avant de commencer une carrière publique auprès de la municipalité de Guimarães en 1980. En 1983 le maire lui demande de créer l’unité de projet urbain pour la rénovation de la partie historique de la ville – Office for the Historical Centre’s Réhabilitation (aujourd’hui Gabinete Téchnico Local). Depuis, Alexandra Gesta pilote l’équipe d’architectes, d’urbanistes et d’ingénieurs responsable de la réhabilitation du centre de Guimarães. Son travail a reçu plusieurs prix nationaux et internationaux : Europa Nostra, le prix national d’architecture, le prix de réhabilitation – Associação dos Arquitectos Portugueses, Real Fundação de Toledo’s Award, ‘Imagem da Cidade’ prix. – Ministério do Ambiente. La candidature, acceptée par l’Unesco, d’inscrire le centre historique de Guimaraes au patrimoine mondial de l’Humanité consacre son travail et celui de son équipe.

Architect, School of Fine Arts of Oporto. Municipal architect in the city of Guimarães since 1980, was responsible, between 1983 and 1992 and between 1995 and 2007, for the urban regeneration project of the Historic Centre of Guimarães. This work has been, for several times, recognized and awarded - National Award from the Portuguese Architect's Association, the Real Fundação de Toledo’s Award amongst others.
In 2001, the Historic Centre of Guimarães integrated the UNESCO's World Heritage list. Currently, is Deputy Mayor of Guimarães, responsible for the Urban Rehabilitation and is member of the team that coordinates the urban project "Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012."



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