Madan Park Building / PPST Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 19 April, 2010
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
  • Architects

    PPST Arquitectura
  • Location

    Monte da Caparica, Almada, Portugal
  • Architects

     Samuel Ruiz Torres de Carvalho, Pedro Palmero Cabezas, architects
  • Project Team

     João Caetano, Xana Gavancha, Catarina Faria, Paulo Valente, Susana Medeiros, Sofia Afonso, Elise Azemard, Ricardo Alves
  • Structure

     PPE, Eng. Eduardo Freitas
  • Landscape

    PROAP, João Nunes, Carlos Ribas, architects
  • Acoustics

     APEN, Eng. João Gonçalves, Eng. Horácio Carvalho
  • Construction

     OMEP, Obras, Medições e Projectos, Lda
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra +22

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

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
© 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
© 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.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
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