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Kengo Kuma and OODA Win Competition to Redevelop Porto Slaughterhouse

14:00 - 1 June, 2018
Kengo Kuma and OODA Win Competition to Redevelop Porto Slaughterhouse, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

Kengo Kuma and Associates, in collaboration with OODA, have won a competition for the redevelopment of an old industrial slaughterhouse in Porto. The competition was launched in 2017 to transform the building, now abandoned for 20 years, into an anchor for social interaction, while maintaining the memory of the early 20th-century building.

The scheme seeks to reconnect the previously important structure with the city center, through interventions such as a bridge linking the site with a nearby metro station. Meanwhile, a vernacular roof stretching across the entire site unites old and new, under which sits a museum, library, performance space, art archive, and creative laboratory. 

DM2 Housing / OODA

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
DM2 Housing / OODA, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua D. Manuel II, 4050 Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Francisca Santos, Lourenço Menezes Rodrigues
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Bavarian History Museum Proposal / OODA + Menos é Mais Arquitectos

00:00 - 7 May, 2013
Bavarian History Museum Proposal / OODA + Menos é Mais Arquitectos, Courtesy of OODA + Menos é Mais Arquitectos
Courtesy of OODA + Menos é Mais Arquitectos

OODA + Menos é Mais Arquitectos recently unveiled their design proposal for the Bavarian History Museum which explores the ability of architecture and urban planning to spread a cultural event, so that it leads to optimism and a contrasting pleasure drive between the river, the museum, the city and the public in general. Taking advantage of the excellent location on the Danube and close to the cathedral, the new museum is an urban landmark that reveals his historical narrative in its interior. More images and architects' description after the break.

Video: 227 Flat / OODA

00:00 - 26 March, 2013

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / OODA

07:00 - 2 December, 2012
Courtesy of OODA
Courtesy of OODA

The proposal for the Helsinki Central Library by OODA tries to merge the most efficient program articulation with a strong concept which intends to suggest the overall theme integrated with Helsinki’s context. Their building acts as a shifting point between the two demarked city urban networks – ancient and modern – merging both, creating a public path that connects to the park while it simultaneously generates the formal composition. The new central library will be much more than a traditional library. It will be a dynamic entity, fully equipped, comprised of the physical spaces themselves as well as technology, library collections, staff, tourists in an all-age designed forefront building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

227 Flat / OODA

00:00 - 30 July, 2012
227 Flat / OODA, © ctrl + N | productions
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Oporto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre
  • Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Disaster Prevention and Education Center / OODA

04:00 - 4 December, 2011
Courtesy of OODA
Courtesy of OODA

For their competition proposal, OODA believes that in the process of generating architecture, they cannot have success without imagination because that is the most efficient tool or possibility to generate scenarios, predict spaces and reinvent ambiances. For this unique equipment, their approach tries to merge the most efficient program articulation with a strong concept which intends to suggest the overall theme integrated with Istanbul’s context. The main program components require a specific connectivity overlap that generates directly a crossed axis of piled interrelated spaces. Then, as a conceptual driven figuration, this formal arrangement suffers the effect of a natural disaster – earthquake – and falls down until achieving its structural stability on the ground creating as well the landscape topography with the same principle. More images and architects’ description after the break.

University of Porto Business School Proposal / FREE + OODA

11:03 - 21 October, 2011
Courtesy of FREE + OODA
Courtesy of FREE + OODA

Architecture is often considered a social art of function adjustment that seeks an implicit idea of permanence and formal consistency. This usually results in a demand for a creation that sustains the progress of time in an attitude of survival and maturation. However, on this intervention by architecture firms FREE and OODA, the building’s integration and urban landscape was based on the awareness of the direct relationship that the site has with works by internationally renowned architects (SANAA and Alcino Soutinho) and in compliance with the heterogeneity of the surrounding urban fabric. Thus, the building assumes its identity but deliberately quiet and in continuity with the pre-existence. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / OODA

04:00 - 28 August, 2011
Courtesy of OODA
Courtesy of OODA

OODA shared with us their proposal for the New Taipei City Museum of Art which won the Merit Award in the international competition. The competition intention was to create a pioneering and innovative design concept which will stand as a new-age landmark and a symbolic voice to the world of Taipei City new spirit. OODA’s concept emerges from a big volumetric cube in confrontation with a smaller inner structure cube – hypercube which is an applied mathematical form that relates both. Then the big outer bisects the clamp (as structural elements) and sucks the in between surfaces to a central point creating a hypercube as the core. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tram Museum in Porto competition proposal / OODA + Lencastre Arquitectos

18:00 - 19 July, 2010
Courtesy of OODA
Courtesy of OODA

Portuguese architects OODA shared with us their proposal (in collaboration with Lencastre Arquitectos) for the Tram Museum International Competition in Porto, Portugal.

More images and architect’s description after the break.