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  7. Casa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-Arquitectos

Casa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 28 December, 2014
  • Translated by Nico Saieh
Casa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-Arquitectos
Casa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-Arquitectos , © Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

© Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ribeira Grande, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Fernando Monteiro
  • Project Team

    Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa, Diana Policarpo, Pedro Furtado, Maria Bento, Susana Ferreira
  • Project Area

    670 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Structure

    Integral, Estudos de Engenharia, Lda; Eng. Arsénio Couto
  • Contractor

    João Vieira & Filhos, Lda
  • Client

    Casa do Povo da Maia
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Paulo Goulart
© 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
© 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
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
© Paulo Goulart

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

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Casa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-Arquitectos " [Creche da Casa do Povo da Maia / M-Arquitectos ] 28 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Saieh, Nico) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884