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Marmelo Mill / Ricardo Bak Gordon

  • 01:00 - 23 November, 2011
Marmelo Mill / Ricardo Bak Gordon
Marmelo Mill / Ricardo Bak Gordon, © FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

© FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra +19

From the architect. The olive oil factory Marmelo Mill, was designed in order to answer all the functional requests to become the largest olive oil mill in Portugal, but also to reveal the attitude of the company regarding its cultural strategy respect to their clients and landscape.

© FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The mill was designed in a way that it is as close to the olive trees as possible, and it is easy to recognize two different horizontal layers.

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The one that attaches to the ground, which is dark and appears together with the peripherals walls of the property and the roads that involve the building.

© FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Then, another layer, light and white that stands on top of the lower one, and extends itself to both sides, creating two cantilever structures that correspond to the external protected areas.

© FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Here, during day and night, workers are protected from the winter rains and a kind of a huge lamp lights the whole working area. From faraway this lamps act like a lighthouse, a reference to the landscape.

© FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
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