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Alvega Canoeing Center / ateliermob

  • 23:30 - 23 February, 2015
Alvega Canoeing Center / ateliermob
Alvega Canoeing Center / ateliermob, © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    2205-102 Alvega, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Andreia Salavessa, Tiago Mota Saraiva, Vera João, Ana Luísa Cunha, Rita Aguiar Rodrigues, Carine Pimenta, João Afonso Almeida, Mariana Simões, João Torres, Sophia Walk
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Stability

    Betar - José Pedro Venâncio, Maria do Carmo Vieira
  • Hydraulic

    Betar - Andreia Cardoso
  • Electrical and ITED

    João Pedro Osório
  • Thermal

    Sílvia Dias
  • Acoustics

    Leila Anselmo
  • Construction

  • Client

    Câmara Municipal de Abrantes
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

Text description provided by the architects. With the same area and volume of the previous building, the new Canoeing Center is also located at the river beach of Alvega. Its proximity to the Tagus river, in a regularly flooded area during the winter, determined its position, raised above ground level – increasing the ground permeability –, and the coating of its walls, with a solution of black recycled plastic profiles, able to resist the impact of objects that might be dragged by the river, being permeable to the water flow simultaneously.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

Internally divided into three bodies, which may have different management, the volume is composed by a cafeteria, a boat storage area and changing cabins.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira
Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The terrace, barbecue area and staircase, potentially usable as an outdoor amphitheater, are intended for public use.

© Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Alvega Canoeing Center / ateliermob" 23 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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