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Manhufe Parking Lot / Guilherme Machado Vaz

  • Architects: Guilherme Machado Vaz
  • Location: Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Architect: Guilherme Machado Vaz
  • Engineering: Carla Martins
  • Client: Câmara Municipal Matosinhos
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

From the architect. This building supports a big Parking lot that once a year is used as a fair ground. It functions as a spacial reference in the vast parking field.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The design explores the concept of inside and outside as well as core and shell. That is translated in it’s fractured form which emphasizes in a cromatic way this idea. To bring this inside space to open air makes it a place where people meet, a meeting point, and also a place from where they can Access its public services.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

A third building, not fractured, makes the idea stronger and enhances the contrast of the whole.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
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