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Study Center / ProtoConcept

  • 01:00 - 10 November, 2009
Study Center / ProtoConcept
Study Center / ProtoConcept, © Fernando Gaspar
© Fernando Gaspar

© Fernando Gaspar © Fernando Gaspar © Fernando Gaspar © Fernando Gaspar +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Viseu, Portugal
  • Architects

  • 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

  • Client

    Viseu City Council
  • General Contractor

  • Project Year

  • Photographs

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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Thomas Washington · December 23, 2010

This is a really nice design. I love the use and expression of the natural wood structure.

MiKe Mecanics · November 15, 2009

Que coisa tão feia

leogar · November 10, 2009

It was built as a study center and it looks like a nice place to study. Lots of light and no "look at me" architecture to distract. ProtoConcept FtW!!

tuankt14b6 · November 10, 2009

nhin don gjan nhung laj chua nhjeu ve dep

Tee · November 10, 2009

Something more to add:

Even den Plastic Chairs are fake.

Tee · November 10, 2009

The building looks all in all, very stiff and inflexible.
No particularities nor great creativity in design.

A functional building.


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Study Center / ProtoConcept