Redevelopment of the Praia dos Moinhos Beach / M-Arquitectos

Redevelopment of the Praia dos Moinhos Beach / M-Arquitectos

© Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart + 18

Ribeira Grande, Portugal
  • Architects: M-Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1025.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2007
  • Engineering

    Anatomia Civil – Engenharia do Imobiliário, Lda
  • Water Supply and Infrastructure

    EcoServiços, Gestão de Sistemas Ecológicos, Lda
  • Client

    Câmara Municipal da Ribeira Grande
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© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

From the architects: The major meaning of the project given was to empathize the small place memories, but knowing the need of improving and qualify the pedestrian access and the bath facilities in the Porto Formoso beach.

© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

Indeed, in a modern formal language, the project have been made to give a major role to the place’s existences as by its landscape materiality presence, as by the enclosing housing, which, by ages, have been giving to this place a cozy and intimate image.Therefore, the built project had these assumptions as the very foundation, but allied with significant functional improvements, from public illumination to the beach attainability itself, providing bath facilities dimensioned for the regular number of bathers, a first aid post, exterior showers and repaving the all area from the main road artery to the shore.


The project offered a unique opportunity to enhance its urban and functional conditions, enriching the surrounding environment and providing a rich sensorial experience.

© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

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Cite: "Redevelopment of the Praia dos Moinhos Beach / M-Arquitectos " [Requalificação do Balneário da Praia dos Moinhos / M-Arquitectos ] 01 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Castro, Fernanda) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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