Custoias Football Club / Guilherme Machado Vaz


Architects: Guilherme Machado Vaz
Location: Custóias, Matosinhos, Portugal
Client: Câmara Municipal Matosinhos
Engineering: A400, Projectistas e Consultores de Engenharia
Graphic Design: Ezzo design
Budget: 1,500,000 euros
Project Year: 2006-2007
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

This Project tries to harmonize the natural slope of the ground with the big leveled platform of the sport field with 9,000 sqm.

© Leonardo Finotti

The best solution was to place this platform in an intermediate level, allowing to create a floor below the soccer field where all the facilities are located and to use the ground outside to create a garden which kind of closes the outside space.

© Leonardo Finotti

Colour was used as an attempt to achieve this plasticity and character that reinforce the idea of mass, a heavy mineral mass that was almost sculpted by a knife. This static mass is the scenery where the players move with outstanding Dynamics.

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Cite: "Custoias Football Club / Guilherme Machado Vaz" 27 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Sep 2014. <>


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    It’s a beautiful project, very minimal, very modern, very ‘Portugal’ with a dynamic element to it. Pitty the pics are of such small size :-)

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    Cool…Distinguished…Tasteful…New…Exciting…Unique…Understated but confident.

    Very well done. A good example of tasteful Portuguese architecture.

    10 out of 10.

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    beautiful work, the puritan language gives it a sense of universality and lends its beauty to the whatever surrounds it. african cities could use some like this

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