Architects: Regino Cruz Architects
Location: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Project Team: Regino Cruz, Conceição Costa, Augusto Lopes, Jorge Serrano, Sónia Nunes, Susana Meireles, Pedro Campos, Duarte Amâncio
Structures: PECS – Projecto de Engenharia, Lda
Specials Technical Facilities: Energia Técnica Lda
Project area: 20,635 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Regino Cruz Architects
Tower Plaza is one of a set of two office towers with 17 floors above ground situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, facing O’Porto. The towers embrace symmetrically the main roundabout of Gaia Nova on V8 Avenue.
The project conception profit from local morphology and stressed the visual relationship that is easily established with O’Porto city and its river. The higher floors offer breathtaking sights of the city stretching from downtown to the ocean.
The two towers are the higher volumes in this area and frame the beginning of the V8 Avenue – a characteristic that makes them highly visible. Tower Plaza sets a strong identity urban wise as a prominent architectonic piece.
The tower has 3 underground floors for parking, a ground floor dedicated to commerce, 16 high-rise floors for offices and the top floor used for facilities.