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  7. Rehabilitation of the Resin Factory / Cor Arquitectos

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Rehabilitation of the Resin Factory / Cor Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 5 August, 2014
Rehabilitation of the Resin Factory / Cor Arquitectos
Rehabilitation of the Resin Factory / Cor Arquitectos, © Rita Burmester
© Rita Burmester

© Rita Burmester © Rita Burmester © Rita Burmester © Rita Burmester + 34

  • Architects

    Cor Arquitectos
  • Location

    Marinha Grande, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Roberto Cremascoli, Edison Okumura, Marta Rodrigues arquitectos, Lda.
  • Design

    Luísa Ribas – DEF Design (competition), João Cruz – DEF Design (competition)
  • Area

    4925.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

  • Associate Architects

    Andrea Smaniotto (competition), Barbara Sandri (competition), Sónia Pina (execution project), Lisa Belchior (execution project), António Silva (execution project)
  • Images

    Hélder Magalhães (competition)
  • Scale Models

    Alvaro Negrello
  • Structures

    GOP – Engº. Jorge Nunes da Silva
  • Water, sewage and fire equipments and installation

    GOP – Engª. Raquel Fernandes
  • Telecommunications installation

    GPIC – Engº. Alexandre Martins
  • Active security installation

    GPIC – Engº. Alexandre Martins
  • Integrated security installation

    GPIC – Engº. Alexandre Martins
  • Air conditioning and mechanical equipments and installation

    GET – Engº. Raul Bessa
  • Gas installation

    GET – Engº. Raul Bessa
  • Acoustics

    Engº. António Tadeu
  • Client

    Câmara Municipal da Marinha Grande
  • Total floor area

    3.673,00 sm
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Rita Burmester
© Rita Burmester

Text description provided by the architects. The relevance of the structure meant to be rehabilitated, the Market, of immense historical importance and an almost mandatory daily passage, and also the existence of numerous green areas, as frequent as the buildings, allied to the functional programme planned for that location (city hall services, commerce, offices, museum and auditorium) defined the project’s basic concept: the approach to the building’s original composition. It was, then, decided to uncover the central patio and bury a part of the programme.

© Rita Burmester
© Rita Burmester

The Central Patio transforms into a big internal “public square” which may have different uses, besides the obvious feature for working as a terrace area, it can also host cultural and sport events.

© Rita Burmester
© Rita Burmester

The main intervention is based on the construction of a new building (NAC – Contemporary Art Nucleus), “embracing” the old one, able to become a symbol of the city. A box made of glass, the symbol material of Marinha Grande, national capital of the glass.

© Rita Burmester
© Rita Burmester

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Rehabilitation of the Resin Factory / Cor Arquitectos" 05 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/532504/rehabilitation-of-the-resin-factory-cor-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884