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Art and Architecture Faculty / Inês Lobo Arquitectos + Ventura Trindade Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 12 December, 2013
Art and Architecture Faculty / Inês Lobo Arquitectos + Ventura Trindade Arquitectos
Art and Architecture Faculty / Inês Lobo Arquitectos + Ventura Trindade Arquitectos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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  • Design Team

    Inês Lobo, João Maria Trindade com João Rosário . Gilberto Reis . Pedro Oliveira . Júlia Varela . João Vaz . Sérgio Pereira . Rafael Marques . Emanuel Romão . Filipe Soares . Sónia Ribeiro, Chiara Ternullo . Nuno Marcos . Lourenço Van Innis . Filipe Carvalho . Filipe Nunes . Nélson Rodrigues . Bruno Banha . Rita Figueiredo
  • Structures

    ADF Engenheiros Consultores; Pedro Morujão
  • Hydraulic Installations

    BETAR Engenheiros Consultores; Marta Azevedo
  • Electrical Installations, Telecommunication and Security

    Ruben Sobral and GPIC Projectos Consultoria e Instalações; Fernando Aires, Alexandre Martins Heating, Ventilation, Building Physics, Thermic and Acoustics: NaturalWorks; Guilherme Carrilho da Graça
  • Landscape Architecture

    Global Arquitectura Paisagista Lda, João Gomes da Silva
  • Project Revision

    Rui Prata Ribeiro Lda; Rui Prata Ribeiro, Paula Balseiro
  • Construction Company

    ACF, O FELIZ
  • More Specs Less Specs

Text description provided by the architects. 1916 - 1970 Original programme. Built in 1916, the Alentejo Milling Society became the Leões pasta factory in the 1970s.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Seen from a distance from the historic centre and the approach in direction of the old Leões factory allows one to understand that, oddly enough, its principle value consists of its excessive volume that is imposed abruptly on the plateau.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Buildings designed around the machines they would house, and not around people, in physical or transcendental terms, who are reduced to mere operators, workers, simple cogs in the machine.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

2006 – 2009 New programme. University of the arts, department of visual arts and department of architecture

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

A partially occupied but machine-less building, appropriated by man. Spaces that, due to their versatility and relationship with the territory, became places for teaching.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The annexes that were not part of the original construction were removed, as were all provisional construction inside the building. The spatial nature of the buildings became clear.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

A building is added that substitutes the annexes, thus configuring the courtyard afresh, with associated workshops, a cafeteria and a lean-to.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Other infrastructures were added to the existing spaces, which provide the necessary facilities for teaching, and extra furniture.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

With increasing knowledge of old industrial spaces and systems we find some of the strategies to reuse in the construction of the schools.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

First are the large coverings that protected the railway platform and other loading and unloading areas, which could hardly contrast more in their delicate lightness with the enormous mass of the constructions.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Now re-introduced, it shelters teachers and students instead of products and raw materials, constructing the meeting place of the school ensemble, it outlines the main patio establishing a visual relationship between all the spaces of the ensemble, whose central open space is an unexpected green field which is reminiscent of university campuses, until then so distant from this context.  This body connects the different elements at the same time as it constructs the School space, a large and elongated atrium, a kind of backbone that allows bodies that were previously isolated to function once more, becoming part of a single structure.


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Cite: "Art and Architecture Faculty / Inês Lobo Arquitectos + Ventura Trindade Arquitectos" 12 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/456753/art-and-architecture-faculty-ines-lobo-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884

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