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Study Center / ProtoConcept

  • Architects: ProtoConcept
  • Location: Viseu, Portugal
  • Architects: ProtoConcept
  • Project Team: Fernando Gaspar, Hugo Carvalho, Ricardo Henriques, José Ferreira, Frederico Neves
  • Structural Engineering: Alexandra Vieira
  • Electrical, Lighting & Plumbing Engineering: Oscar Sarabando, Cristina Santos
  • Landscaping: ProtoConcept
  • Client: Viseu City Council
  • General Contractor: ProtoConcept
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Fernando Gaspar

© Fernando Gaspar © Fernando Gaspar © Fernando Gaspar © Fernando Gaspar

From the architect. The transparency of the building the construction material used, establishes a pacific dialog with the surrounding natural environment without compromising the purpose of urban planning, in relation to the end of the road. The implantation of the building is done without damaging existing tree species.

© Fernando Gaspar
© Fernando Gaspar

The interior special organization took into account a more effective relation with the immediate surroundings, and predicted that the circulation would be made from the most public / noisy area to the calmer /study area. The interior volume that distributes the compartments releases the structural geometry of the building, emphasizing the idea of container and contained object.

© Fernando Gaspar
© Fernando Gaspar
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