May 15, 2023

Cork and Greater Lisbon

City Cortex works with a sustainable material, cork, encouraging its use in the context of contemporary cities. If Portugal is recognised as the world’s largest producer of cork, less well... read more

March 23, 2020


It is with enthusiasm that we announce the presentation of City Cortex in Portugal. The various projects are currently production phase, and will be presented soon. More updates to come.

April 5, 2019

Decoding nature, building ideas

Philippe Starck, the architect and designer behind some of the most iconic pieces for brands such as Kartell and Alessi, has now been invited to collaborate with another leading company,... read more

March 19, 2019

From nature to industry

After a visit to a cork oak tree forest in Coruche the previous day, Dominic Leong, Jessie Baxa and Stefan Sagmeister continued their adventure of understanding the mechanisms of Portuguese... read more

March 18, 2019

Cork: State of Nature

The undeniable link between mankind and nature is a frequently explored theme in the fields of design and architecture. The choice of certain materials, for instance, actively contributes to the... read more

December 17, 2018

Cork: a natural technology for the future

Elizabeth Diller and Benjamin Gilmartin from DS+R were the second participants of the City Cortex programme to visit Corticeira Amorim. The partners of this renowned New York based design and... read more