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Gruta do Escoural / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

Gruta do Escoural / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq
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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Santiago do Escoural, Portugal

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Gruta do Escoural / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq - Stairs, Forest
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. The assignment was to build a new structureto replacethe former temporary structure wich was in very poor condition and a new antechamber. The antechamber, needed to control the thermal exchanges,was tougt like a new “perfect rock” among the others existing ones.

Gruta do Escoural / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq - Stairs
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The main concernsof the structure to allow visitors inside the cave, was to beable torunaclean and dry construction, considering the impossibility of usingconstruction techniquesthat would requireweldingand / orin situconcreteand the use ofenduringmaterialscapable of withstandingthe passage of timein aparticularly hostileenvironment. We decided that thisstructure should be opaque andblackin sharp contrastwith thelight color of thelimestone cave.

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Address:Santiago do Escoural, Portugal

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Cite: "Gruta do Escoural / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq" 02 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/408774/gruta-do-escoural-nuno-simoes-dnsj-arq> ISSN 0719-8884

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