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Fraunhofer Headquarters / Pedra Silva Architects

  • 01:00 - 30 September, 2011
Fraunhofer Headquarters / Pedra Silva Architects
Fraunhofer Headquarters / Pedra Silva Architects, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +26

From the architect. Associação Fraunhofer Portugal is a non-­‐profit private research association and is part of the German Fraunhofer-­ Gesellschaft, the largest organization for applied research in Europe. Although not familiar to the general public, Fraunhofer is responsible for many important innovations, including, for example, the MP3 file format, and many advances in workplace organization research.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

Our team was selected, through an open competition, to design the new Porto headquarters, located at the Technology University Campus: “Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade do Porto (UPTEC)”. Our design took into account Fraunhofer’s innovative philosophy trough a message that is simple, but at the same time positive and dynamic. Workplace layout and organizational elements from Fraunofer Office Inovation Center in Stutgard (Germany) were also an important input to the project, adding another layer to our concept.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The new research facilities occupy two floors in a new UPTEC building in a total of 1660 sqm. Circulation is the project’s backbone; all spaces appear along a distribution route located next to the glass façade. This main axis allows access to all different spaces. These spaces, with different functions and sizes, are generated and consolidated trough a bold gesture: a waving plane that goes through the open floors, creating different spaces and ambients.

Text provided by Pedra Silva Architects.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado
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Noelle Via · September 03, 2012

These projectors in the ceiling are driving me crazy. C&#39mon! Fraunhofer Headquarters / Pedra Silva Architects http://t.co/cRrP9W72

Joao Morgado · July 04, 2012

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maria bortell · June 10, 2012

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Marianne Sims · March 10, 2012

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Jeroen de Bruin · March 10, 2012

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ArchiCAD · March 10, 2012

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Maria Flôr · March 09, 2012

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José Holstein · March 08, 2012

É um orgulho trabalhar com Arquitectos que sabem tirar partido dos materiais. O BOLON ficou espectacular. A Steinwall envia os parabéns ao Arquitecto Luís Pedra Silva por todo o projecto e agradece o bom uso do Bolon.

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Márcia Leal · March 08, 2012

Espectacular! Parabéns!
Continuem o óptimo trabalho.

PedraSilvaArchitects · March 04, 2012

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Scott Stretch · February 17, 2012

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Ginger Garrison · October 19, 2011

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Anonymous · October 19, 2011

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DecorDesign & MUCHIO · October 19, 2011

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Hume Internationale · October 19, 2011

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Hume Internationale · October 19, 2011

Outstanding floor wall combo! http://t.co/AnXBg4I1

Hume Internationale · October 19, 2011

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Isabel Martinez · October 01, 2011

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berta · October 01, 2011

me encanta!
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Erik Joya · October 01, 2011

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up_today_arch · October 01, 2011

very nice! strong lines, right choice of colors!

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