Lordelo Pharmacy / José Carlos Cruz – Arquitecto

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Architects: José Carlos Cruz – Arquitecto
Location: ,
Civil Engineer: NORVIA
Mechanics Engineer: GET_Raul Bessa
Area: 522.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

From the architect. The Pharmacy is located in Vila Real, in the centre north of Portugal and is part of a peripheral zone of the city where the environment does not have a consolidated and uniform image. In the absence of external references, it was chosen to create a building with an abstract and neutral character, reinforced by the absence of openings. With oval shape footprint, the two floors are fully aluminium coated corrugated and perforated.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The only direct opening to the outside is the main entrance that gives access to the sales area. By changing the interior light and the symbol of pharmacy, the building gains dynamic, allowing the image variation from day to night. The store not only sells medicines but also has its own laboratory for compounding pharmacy.

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Cite: "Lordelo Pharmacy / José Carlos Cruz – Arquitecto" 02 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 19 Apr 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=313241>