Location: Fontelo’s Park, Viseu, Portugal
Client: Viseu City Council
Project team: Fernando Gaspar, Hugo Carvalho, Ricardo Henriques, José Ferreira, Frederico Neves
Structural Engineering: Alexandra Vieira
Electrical, Lighting & Plumbing Engineering: Oscar Sarabando, Cristina Santos
General Contractor: ProtoConcept
Project year: 2006
Photographs: Fernando Gaspar
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.
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.