Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects

Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects
Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade
© José Campos

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  210
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs :José Campos
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Investwood, Cortizo, FARO Barcelona, Portilame, W2007
  • Lead Architects : Rui Jorge Branco Cavaleiro
  • Project Team : Branco Cavaleiro & Associados
  • Engineering : SPrenplan
  • Landscape Design : Branco Cavaleiro & Associados
  • Collaborators : Carina Quintas Viana, Arq. | Diogo Carvalho
  • Construction : ONWORKS Construções
  • City : Darque
  • Country : Portugal
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Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows
© José Campos

Text description provided by the architects. Support for Sports Activities – APPD, has been proposed for a sensitive area of Cabedelo Beach in Viana do Castelo. This facility, foreseen in the Caminha-Espinho Coastal Land Use Plan (POOC), is sorely needed to provide support for nautical sports, in this particular case kitesurf, windsurf, and surf.

Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade
© José Campos

Viana do Castelo is one of the best European spots for these sports, which requires the transport of heavy equipment.

Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, Beam, Handrail
© José Campos
Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade
© José Campos

We choose wood for this extremely simple and functional program that is nevertheless essential to affirm these sports in this city.

Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects - Interior Photography
© José Campos
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Floor Plan
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Sections AA and BB
Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects - Exterior Photography, Handrail, Deck
© José Campos

Once again, the structure rises above the dune system and consists of a construction enveloped in a system of vertical wooden slats.

Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects - Exterior Photography
© José Campos

The facilities consist of three volumes with three different functions. Though different heights and inclinations (rather like the dune system) they provide protection from the prevailing winds in the outdoor areas. The first volume to the north houses the bar area (minimum support) with an esplanade on the roof; the central volume houses the warehouse and the medical center; to the south is the third volume with the shower rooms and storage areas.

Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects - Exterior Photography
© José Campos
Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Coast
© José Campos

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Address:Praia do Cabedelo, Rua Diogo Cão 224, 4935 Darque, Portugal

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Cite: "Support Center for Sports Activities / Branco Cavaleiro Architects" [Centro de Apoio à Prática Desportiva / Branco Cavaleiro Architects] 29 May 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/982687/support-center-for-sports-activities-branco-cavaleiro-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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