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Tabuaço Municipal Pools / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 30 November, 2011
Tabuaço Municipal Pools / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura
Tabuaço Municipal Pools / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, © Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tabuaço, Portugal
  • Architects

    Topos Atelier de Arquitectur / Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira and Albino Freitas
  • Collaborators

    Sofia Lima, Michael Ferreira, Luís Peixoto
  • Area

    2059.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. The building is located in an area of difficult geological, topographical and accessibility conditions. The choice of this location, near the city park, the outdoor swimming pools, the sports hall and schools, aims to create a center of educational activities capable of producing a momentum for the consolidation and upgrading of the urban environment of this part of the city. For the viability of the terrain, it was necessary to design a new route that by continuing the existing fabric, will fix part of the urban expansion around the existing core.

Site Plan
Site Plan

The first sketches, as opposed to a distortion of the slopes by the existing construction, pointed to the need to create a building integrated, simple, monolithic, 'snapped' to the slope and totally oriented to the landscape.

© Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes

Developing the project on this concept, the design showed two possible "compositions" - the axis of access and entry to the building that, dipping trough the ramp or the stairs, still offers a perspective of a rural landscape; and the axis of the valley, parallel to the slope that opens on a vast landscape, seen through the building from the access square and trough the pool’s main building.

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© Xavier Antunes

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© Xavier Antunes
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Tabuaço Municipal Pools / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura" 30 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/186079/tabuaco-municipal-pools-topos-atelier-de-arquitectura/>
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Boughton Butler · December 30, 2011

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egla · December 06, 2011

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bistros · December 02, 2011

That's being demagogic.
I bet the funky shape and the voids cost a lot more than a marble desk.
Not to mention those retaining walls and the landfills and excavations due to building in a slope...

asvb · December 02, 2011

Portuguese here.
While I have to admit that a marble reception desk may be a bit out of place in a public swimming pool i can assure you that some types of marble are quite cheap. And those reception desks are not "solid marble" as someone commented here. You can do them in bricks or whatever and finish them with thin marble plates. Not the cheapest solution but not that luxurious or sumptuous as implied.
I have used marble in office spaces integrated in industrial buildings as a mean to add noble feeling to the space because it seems expensive but in reality it is not (and fortunately some clients are not aware of it).
By the way: I hate marble. lol
and i truly resent the laisser-faire attitude of people and institutions, both public and private, and the amount of bad decisions that led to the huge debt and current economic/social crisis.

Jorge Peña Smith · December 02, 2011

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unpopular · December 01, 2011

you say debt crisis, i say solid marble reception desk...

Franz Spitaler · December 01, 2011
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Daniel Gelormini · December 01, 2011

digging the municipal pools! http://t.co/eQMsiAEy

anonymous_arch · November 30, 2011

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