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Santo Tirso Call Center / Aires Mateus

  • Architects: Aires Mateus
  • Location: Santo Tirso, Portugal
  • Architects: Aires Mateus
  • Collaborators: Marco Arraiolos, Anna Bacchetta, Bruna Parro
  • Engineering: AFA Consult
  • Client: Portugal Telecom
  • Constructor: LENA / ABRANTINA
  • Built Area: 3,985 sqm
  • Area: 4700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado

From the architect. The plot assimilates a sequence of different levels, that can be seen from the higher city, in different points and moments. Its position marks the transition between the urban landscape of the city of Santo Tirso, and the natural landscape of a cultivated valley.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The project is conceived starting from these existing values: the topography and the border condition.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

A clear system is organized inside “telluric” volumes gravitating around a big central space. The patios and openings between the volumes register the experience of light during the day.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado
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