Madan Park Building / PPST Arquitectura

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Architects: Samuel Ruiz Torres de Carvalho, Pedro Palmero Cabezas, architects
Location: Monte da Caparica, Almada,
Project Team: João Caetano, Xana Gavancha, Catarina Faria, Paulo Valente, Susana Medeiros, Sofia Afonso, Elise Azemard, Ricardo Alves
Landscape: PROAP, João Nunes, Carlos Ribas, architects
Structure: PPE, Eng. Eduardo Freitas
Acoustics: APEN, Eng. João Gonçalves, Eng. Horácio Carvalho
Construction: OMEP, Obras, Medições e Projectos, Lda
Project Area: 3,210 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The building houses an incubator for technology based companies and is located at Monte da Caparica, Almada.

ground floor plan
second floor plan

The form of the building results from a process in which the built mass is moulded and subtracted in response to the irregularity of the plot and the different functional requirements. This dissolution of the volume blurs the limit between exterior and interior, rooting the construction to the soil.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The plot has two opposite street fronts, with a difference in levels of one floor. Connecting these street fronts a large lobby with a monumental staircase crosses the building. This space has a somewhat public character and constitutes a place of informal encounter for the occupants.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Walking through the building, visual perspectives unfold, relating different spaces, interior and exterior, public and private, sometimes crossing different floors.

The working spaces are very different from each other in their form and relation with the outside, breaking the stereotyped idea of an office building.

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Cite: "Madan Park Building / PPST Arquitectura" 19 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • Ben

    I love the green voids, and the photography is spectacular! Very well done!
    This project reminds me in a weird way of Simon Unger’s T-house, only much happier.

  • José


  • ArchiCAD

    Green light and simple, variable spaces…designed with #ArchiCAD by PPST Arquitectura

  • John Cruice

    RT @archicad: Green light and simple, variable spaces…designed with #ArchiCAD by PPST Arquitectura

  • Filipe Rodrigues
    • PatrickLBC

      Great to see the building in context, thanks for the link.

      Too bad the photos are so tiny. Some of them would make great desktops.

  • The Big Black & White Zebra

    I like this very much…
    Reminds me of a college in the US that caused a lot of discussion here and I think a bus operators office in France – sorry no links…
    The dislocation of the simple basic box to reveal a coloured richness inside is intriguing in all these aexamples and here is handled with drama and a great composition.
    Nice working in this with your views of internal building, external building and the landscape beyond – whatever that is, I must go to Street View…

  • harbayu

    RT @archicad: Green light and simple, variable spaces…designed with #ArchiCAD by PPST Arquitectura

  • sharwe

    I like this form!

  • Jonathan Brown

    In architecture, is green the new white? #contemporary #design

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    Madan Park Building / PPST Arquitectura #architecture

  • rsantosfernandes

    (just outside the secondary school where I went.)
    I generally like the results of those rectangular wormholes, I just do not appreciate the colours, this green should have been more varied in the RAL within the green tone.
    Also please plant more trees there, because the Monte da Caparica almost does not have them inexplicably and in the summer it´s hot as hell and full of dust.

  • Gustavo Benites

    Projeto bacana

  • Henry A. Vásquez
  • Duc C. Nguyên

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  • toni

    WoW Beautiful building great photography, solid concept, reminds me of Terragni (conceptualy, not formally)thanx

  • Tomas Vazquez
  • farshid

    i thank very beautiful