Berma / OGO Arquitectos

Berma / OGO Arquitectos

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Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

Text description provided by the architects. The aim of the project was to redesign an existing industrial building, dated from the 80´s, for the headquarters of a company. One of the main company requests was that the redesign achieves the same quality as their standards in the market.

Berma / OGO Arquitectos - Windows, Facade
© Ricardo Machado

The strategy was to keep the existent structure, considering two goals: adapt the existing facilities to a new use, and create a new skin for the exterior image.


That skin was built with a two layers system of perforated aluminum sheet, assuming a triangular form that works both as a security system and as a solar shading protection.

Berma / OGO Arquitectos - Facade
© Ricardo Machado

The existing building was transformed into a large scale sculpture. In opposition to the cold form of the perforated metal sheet, a wood batten opens the personnel´s resting room and the control center to the exterior.

Berma / OGO Arquitectos - Chair, Table
© Ricardo Machado

The cross created with the extension of the wood to the gates, defines the entry point: a small garden where a centenary olive tree was planted.

On the ground level, the main entry was assumed as a projected box in painted steel that works as a light box and where the company identity was located.

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Address:Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

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Cite: "Berma / OGO Arquitectos" 14 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Ricardo Machado

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