Aires Mateus designed a white sculpted building that serves as a Meeting Centre in Grândola, Portugal.
The context in its distances, alignments, proportions, define the mass. The program determines the project.
A meeting centre for large gatherings or small groups.
The ceiling, in its variations and geometry answers the program. A complete horizontal clearness outlines the space as a whole, which as atmosphere opposes to the weight of the vertical voids.
The support functions deepen the external and peripheral wall.
The final image is determined by the interaction of internal space and occupied façade.
Plans & Model:
Facts & Credits:
Project title: Meeting Centre in Grândola / Centro de Convívio de Grândola
Client: Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Grândola
Location: Grândola, Portugal
Date of project: 2011 – 2012
Date of construction: 2012 – 2016
Surface/ Building area: 670 m²
Site area: 670 m²
Architects: Aires Mateus / Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus
Project leader: Jorge P Silva
Collaborators: Marco Campolongo, Matteo Foresti, Előd Golicza
Engineering: Axial / Três Cês
Constructor: Manuel Mateus Frazão
Photo Credits: Nelson Garrido
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