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We received the German Special Design Award 2019 – Interior Architecture in Frankfurt.
I was 26 years old, and 2 years old as an engineer, when I founded a Sabrab in Elvas.
At the time there was no talk in Startups, because there is a newly formed, in full crisis, had a madness to open a company in this sector.
The great real estate crisis that man faced, and the fact that the little jobs that had always existed in the companies, the few people was bet on what was new, much less a kid who was Engineer only two years ago. Still, I believed and risked it.
And today this, fortunately, has changed. We are a country that believes in the young, where there are people who are totally competent, dynamic and professional.
It has been 13 years, and it is now with great pride that you see this my “Startup” in one of the biggest design exhibitions in the World! And even more pride gave me, that the prize was an image of our own office.
Looking back, at age 39, I can say that it’s already worth everything I’ve done, done, made you keep doing.
From Forte da Graça in Elvas, the Elevador de Santa Justa in Lisbon, all the Santa Madalena Clinics of the Montellano Group, among the more than 300 projects with which they no longer have a résumé. But this, this is a special flavor. It’s our office. Where we work every day and where we often spend more time than in our homes.
The architectural project made by our architect Pedro Unas, without any recourse to creativity, which is a dark space, in a full of natural light. It is a space where we feel creative, where we like to be, where we like any customer or supplier, but who essentially like to work!
It’s days like this, where we find our work recognized, that make us want to continue!
A special thanks to the entire Sabrab team, to all our clients, and to all who follow us, day by day, in this our way.
And yes, it was worth it! (I.e.