Status: Competition (2012)
Clasification: 1 prize
Types: Cultural, Cultural center
The proposal marks on the Oporto city as a pure and simple object, framed on the massive essence of city. Invites people to it by invoking the motives of traditional tiles that create in the population subtle senses of nostalgia for tradition of meeting in the churches.
This pure concrete body is based on lightness of a glass box eliminating the apparent barrier between the exterior and the interior, promoting thus the notion of continuity and a sense of welcome.
The solidity of the structure is crossed by a cylinder of light, evoking the cohesion and unity of space as well as the individuals who attend. Different strains each floor make this structure distinct from each other, enhancing the versatility of the space. Through the use of blinds is achieved oscillation between large spaces or enclosed spaces adjacent to each other in a way that allows simple and unpretentious respond effectively to different situations. It is thus safeguarded the versatility of these spaces, increasing the potential for use of space.