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Archeological Interpretation Center / Norvia-Consultores de Engenharia SA

  • 00:00 - 16 November, 2010
Archeological Interpretation Center / Norvia-Consultores de Engenharia SA
Archeological Interpretation Center / Norvia-Consultores de Engenharia SA, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Murça Municipality, Portugal
  • Lead Designer

    Paulo Alexandre Gomes Fernandes
  • Engineering

     Norvia-Consultores de Engenharia SA
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Careful attention was paid to how a visitor would access the building, therefore it is limited to only a winding pedestrian pathway aimed to observe the site and buildings relationship with the extraordinary Tua River valley. Located in Murca, Portugal the Archeological Interpretation Center camouflages itself within the landscape while providing the necessary reception of visitors.

More about this project including photographs following the break.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

This building was constructed as infrastructure to support the archaeological site of Crasto Lofts.  It consists of a reception area, interpretation center, exhibition space, parking, and paths to visit the site with corresponding signage.

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

The interior space is open and fluid having enclosures only when necessary, for the sanitary facilities and water tank. The space hosts a small exhibition consisting of different materials and objects from the archaeological dig, and has a video installation where they spend time explaining the site recovery.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Archeological Interpretation Center / Norvia-Consultores de Engenharia SA" 16 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/86555/archeological-interpretation-center-norvia/> ISSN 0719-8884
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