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Santo Tirso Call Center / Aires Mateus

  • 01:00 - 1 June, 2010
Santo Tirso Call Center / Aires Mateus
Santo Tirso Call Center / Aires Mateus, © João Morgado
© João Morgado
  • Architects

  • 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 +34

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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