First prize of a competition for a pre-fabricated building in concrete,this project starts off as a constructive modular system, leading onto research work that evokes the structures Donald Judd left behind in Texan landscape of Marfa.
The building works with existing factory landscape occupying a series of U-shaped casts left on the site.
The close-up image of the building responds to the chaotic and violent nature of manufacturing activity, but this image changes as one goes inside and is faced with a succession of courtyards that make up an exhibition hall of the abandoned industrial samples. The courtyards create a sense of privacy and lengthen the actual space. They frame the preferential landscape: sky and tree-tops.
The design is based on independent units or cells that one is meant to travel through. It attempts to maintain a human scale with a clear and readable language – a box/portico with an easily identifiable proportion.
São Félix da Marinha, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
1 200 sqm
Francisco Vieira de Campos + Cristina Guedes
Fernando Pinheiro, Odete Pereira, Cláudia Costa, Óscar Ribas eDiogo Lage
Structures and Foundations
Paulo Maranha Tiago
Madeira da Silva
Manuel Pedro Melo