Casa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-Arquitectos

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Ribeira Grande, Portugal
  • Architects: M-Arquitectos
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Adrià Goula
  • Structure: Integral, Estudos de Engenharia, Lda; Eng. Arsénio Couto
  • Contractor: João Vieira & Filhos, Lda
  • Client: Casa do Povo da Maia
  • Architect In Charge: Fernando Monteiro
  • Project Team: Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa, Diana Policarpo, Pedro Furtado, Maria Bento, Susana Ferreira
  • City: Ribeira Grande
  • Country: Portugal
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© Paulo Goulart

Text description provided by the architects. Nowadays, and more and more, collective equipments have been sustainably planned to respond the needs of a constant urban growing. So that, Maia village, on the north Shore of S.Miguel Island, has asked to plan a kindergarten for the wish and requirement of their inhabitants.

© Paulo Goulart

Our concept lies on local volumetric references such as old tobacco factories whose constructions defines Maia’s skyline. Establish connection between these structures was crucial to maintain its memory and, at the same time, generate a sustainable urban growth.

Floor Plan

The only floor was conceived to bring out inner courtyards or sheltered outer spaces, to set up different environments for the children.

© Paulo Goulart

The project volumes are oriented on a north/south axe to control solar light as well as take advantage of natural landscapes.


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Address:Ribeira Grande, Portugal

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Cite: "Casa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-Arquitectos " [Creche da Casa do Povo da Maia / M-Arquitectos ] 28 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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