Armazem Cowork / oitoo

Armazem Cowork / oitoo

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  • Client:Porto Novo SA
  • Engineering:NCREP
  • Plot Size:630.0 m2
  • City:Porto
  • Country:Portugal
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© Ricardo Loureiro
© Ricardo Loureiro

Text description provided by the architects. An old warehouse in Porto which was vacant for 44 years, with an anonymous ground floor underneath a residential multi-storey building, in a neighbourhood slowly abandoned by commerce and businesses in the last decades.

© Ricardo Loureiro
© Ricardo Loureiro
Plan - Proposal
Plan - Proposal
© Ricardo Loureiro
© Ricardo Loureiro

oitoo brought it back to life as armazem cowork. This project is a reflection on the hidden qualities of often unused ground floor spaces and showcases the design methodology potentiality as a catalyst of reactivation.

© Ricardo Loureiro
© Ricardo Loureiro
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Section
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© Ricardo Loureiro

The project hopes to demonstrate the underlying qualities and opportunities of unused ground floors and remake the collective opinion of these spaces often tainted by a poor public perception as unsafe and unfit for inhabiting or working. If these spaces remain unoccupied, street life will continue to be absent. Walking on a sidewalk amidst neglected, empty stores is a harrowing experience, and emptiness breeds poor use of public space, resulting in disquieting, seedy streets.

© Ricardo Loureiro
© Ricardo Loureiro
Axonometric
Axonometric

The change of use from former warehouse to co-working office will hopefully contribute to the reactivation of the street level as a lively space. A buffer space mediates street and working areas and acts as a display for businesses inside; in the back, a surprising garden allows for perfect outdoor work or leisure moments.

© Ricardo Loureiro
© Ricardo Loureiro

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Address:Porto, Portugal

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Cite: "Armazem Cowork / oitoo" [Armazem Cowork / oitoo] 02 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/953607/armazem-cowork-oitoo> ISSN 0719-8884

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