09FDIP / Spaceworkers

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Architects: Spaceworkers
Location: , Paredes,
Principals in Charge: Henrique Marques and Rui Dinis
Project Team: Rui Rodrigues, Sergio Rocha, Pedro Silva, Vasco Giesta
Finance Director: Carla Duarte
Engineering: Stru Concept
Project Area: 4,000 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Images: Courtesy of Spaceworkers

A “factory”for the city … A space to do things …. anything! Simply do things … Communicate. Communicate with the World … Know … Learn in a fun way!

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A building that needs to dialogue with the city. An organic block, which gently lands on a square … A kind of constant sensory challenge that appeals to the discovery, experimentation, to a new way of experiencing this amazing city!

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A space where the physical boundaries of the site are diluted in the geometry of the shape and permeability zones created by the balance sheet, reinforcing the desired fluidity of the surrounding urban space.

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The building looks like a massive form, modeled on the basis of foreign relations to enhance, easily seized at car speed and able to stimulate the curiosity of passersby, in a constant game of seduction between “show” and “hide”.

Courtesy of Spaceworkers

The interior is thought of as a kind of continuous functional spiral around a huge central void, exploring an idea of ​​transparency, diluted in a lacy structure (suggesting the branches of trees in a dense forest), making the perception of different spaces possible and be a constant invitation to the movement and the discovery of spaces that are visible.

Cite: Saieh, Nico. "09FDIP / Spaceworkers" 07 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=156672>


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    nice project, very well worked out, although a bit empty in plan and section. thumps up.

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    so there are like 20 diagrams to essentially just say that there is a funky shape with another funky shape that is booleaned out of it that gets pulled to allow traffic to go under it? bit overkill…..

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    I don’t wanna be mean, but this is bad. Really bad! And it’s when you see a real architecture masterpiece like Siza’s swimming pools (just scroll down a bit) that you realise how bad this project is.

    A bunch of (pretentiously) cool diagrams + a few sexy renders ≠ good architecture!

    Speceworkers please go away. Don’t ruin the Earth! It’s the only one we’ve got.

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    horrible stuff! don’t copy BIG, he’s one of a kind… start by studying Corbusier, Mies and Siza and then choose you own way!

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      os Portugueses deviam evitar comentários deste tipo… é uma vergonha! o projecto não é de facto genial mas bastante aceitável em relação aquilo que vemos aqui publicado diariamente.

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    I´m proud to see this magnificent project, which was accompanied by me since his birth, year 2009.
    Today I see it represented here.
    Congratulations, Spaceworkers!
    Unfortunately the comments posted here, do not have the height and elegance of the project.
    Don´t hurry, one day they will look for you, to a training.

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    Portuguese architecture usually its very good, but this exportation from Zaha mixed with Big, it’s shaming, and very poor!
    In fact that project cant be named “architectural project”… is only renderings, without any soul.

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    gosto bastante dos renders, qual é o programa que utilizaram?já nao digo o mesmo dos diagramas…Quanto ao projecto é bom nao ver mais do mesmo, é bom ver inovação e criatividade, apesar de achar que tem certas influencias do Pavilhao da Dinamarca Shangai 2010, mas afinal servem para isso mesmo as referencias..Bom trabalho

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