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Berma / OGO Arquitectos

Berma / OGO Arquitectos

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Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
  • Architects: OGO Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1965.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010
  • Photographs Photographs: Ricardo Machado

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.

© Ricardo Machado
© 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.

elevation
elevation

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.

© Ricardo Machado
© 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.

© Ricardo Machado
© 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 . <https://www.archdaily.com/134713/berma-ogo-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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