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Bus Station of Rio Maior / Domitianus Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 14 September, 2011
Bus Station of Rio Maior / Domitianus Arquitectura
Bus Station of Rio Maior / Domitianus Arquitectura, © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio Maior, Portugal
  • Architect

    Domitianus Arquitectura
  • Project Team

    Andreia Morais, Nuno Monteiro, Luís Miranda, Rodolfo Gomes;
  • Lead Architect

    Paulo Tormenta Pinto
  • Consultants

    SAMPRIZ – Mário Leitão; Francisco Alvim; EPETE – Rui Silva e Santos, Miguel Leitão and Isabel Martins;
  • Client

    Câmara Municipal de Rio Maior
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

From the architect. The terminal bus station of Rio Maior stands from a set of interventions proposed under the transport infrastructure set out in the Strategic Plan of the city. The building is assumed as a facility that receives those who come to Rio Maior, or the last memory that is taken after visiting the city. 

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

It is a blade, or piece of white concrete with high-intensity plastic that solves the whole proposal, revealing an autonomous body coated by wood panels which are organized, in two different floors the area of service users. 

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

The building’s transparency allows from inside to enjoy the green structure that characterizes the sports area of the city. In the outside all the environment appears reflected in the glass that contains the functional area of the Terminal. 

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

The glass assigns formal politeness of the building, dropping the opacity of the concrete structure that takes us to a sober understanding of the whole construction. Text provided by Paulo Tormenta Pinto.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Bus Station of Rio Maior / Domitianus Arquitectura" 14 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/168457/bus-station-of-rio-maior-domitianus-arquitectura-2/>