The Serra Henriques Foundation was established in 1997 with the statutory mission of developing and sponsoring actions of cultural, scientific and educational character within the spheres of the quality of life of both people and the environment.

Non profit organizations play an increasingly relevant role in society, mobilizing private efforts towards the public good. Alongside the missions of governments and local authorities, the Serra Henriques Foundation intends to be an institution that is agile in the creation of network synergies towards the establishment of useful connections between noteworthy initiatives and the maximization of resources, thus contributing to the effectiveness of the initiatives and to global development.

Message from the President of the Serra Henriques Foundation

on occasion of the launching of the New Traditional Architecture Prize

In the same year it celebrates 20 years of operation, the Serra Henriques Foundation has the honour of, alongside the 5th edition of Archiprix Portugal - an academic award focusing on young architects - implementing in Portugal the Rafael Manzano New Traditional Architecture Prize, with the support of INTBAU, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Portuguese Association of Architects.

With the High Patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic and the Prince of Wales, this award intends to distinguish the architects that, though their work, have been dedicated to the revitalization of the cultural singularities of each region or city of the Iberian Peninsula.

The Serra Henriques Foundation is gratefully encouraged by this further endeavor that helps achieving the cultural objectives it has pursued throughout its diversified activity, in valuable and indispensable partnership with many other national and European institutions and that implement one of the main scopes of the Association of European Cities and Regions for Culture, which it represents in Portugal.

To all partners and associates, we wish the continuity of a good collaborative work in favour of our cities and territory.

Rita Pinto Coelho