ARX Portugal – Cultural centre
Architects office ARX Portugal has completed a beachside centre.
The project wishes to reinterpret Costa Nova’s characteristics in a clearly contemporary way. The construction, made completely of wood just like the original ‘palheiros’, sits on a semi-buried foundation to result a building that hovers over the dune.
Following the topography that is natural the general public walkway stretches to the heart regarding the building, the architects produced a new wooden public square that leads the visitor inside and protects them from the wind.
The sea is not visible through the most of the ground flooring areas, so a series of terraces across the roof had been developed by the architects. Connected by sloping paths, these terraces encourage passersby to interact with the building.
The main entrance is located alongside these paths. It leads through to a reception that is generous the building’s three wings. The hallway are at the centre, sandwiched between the healthcare and facilities that are social.
Architects office ARX Portugal has completed a beachside centre that is civic Portugal’s Costa Nova, featuring an exhibition hallway facing away to sea and a series of sloping rooftop terraces. Externally the pine surfaces are stained black colored vegetable that is utilizing, giving them a slightly aged appearance, even though some details are picked out in white. But almost all surfaces are painted white within the building.
So instead of using steel or concrete, the architects gave the sprawling structure that is two-storey complex timber frame, which is kept exposed to produce criss-crossing patterns at certain points around the exterior. The only exception is the concrete foundations, necessary to give the building stability in the soft landscape that is sandy.
ARX Portugal designed the building that is 1,420-square-metre. Built on the dunes that separate the coastline through the road, the Centro Sócio-Cultural da Costa Nova provides a show of community facilities, including a health centre, a hub that is social a multi-purpose hall for exhibitions and events.
The building that is new with its multifunctional profile, and symbolic and public presence, proposes to take its spot as an end piece for both the bordering structures and the natural place.