(photo: Alexander Simões)
ROLF HEINEMANN, Portuguese architect of German origin, studied architecture at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, before moving to Lisbon in order to set up his professional career.
Beforehand however, he completed a three-year training as a furniture maker in Germany, laying the basis for his design work and his profound interest in technical detailing and high quality of realization.
Living and working in Portugal for more than 20 years, he has started his practice as a collaborator in the office GBA by Gonçalo Byrne, where he became responsible for diverse projects with a high degree of visibility, such as the Maritime Control Tower of Algés or the Estoril Sol Residence Project in Cascais.
Some of his own projects include the Villa Extramuros in Arraiolos as well as the successful competition project for the Secondary school of Cascais, both in cooperation with Jordi Fornells from VOAR Arquitetos.
In 2011, Rolf Heinemann set up his own practice, ALEPO arquitectura, giving a new frame to his growing number of commissions.
From 2012 to 2015, the ALEPO office cooperated with the Angolan company FCLAO on a number of large scale urban developments, for the reconstruction of post-war Angola.
Since its founding in 2011, ALEPO has been active on the fields of architecture, interior design, urban design, project management and industrial development.