Curated by Matheus Pereira
COMMUNITY CENTER • VILA NOVA DE GAIA, PORTUGAL
Architects: éOp – arquitectura e design
Area : 350 m²
Year : 2017
Photographs : Nelson Garrido
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The São Pedro de Vilar do Paraíso Social Heart is a social establishment of solidarity, situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. The establishment performs a figuring out position locally guaranteeing probably the most completely different social responses for neighborhood and previous / senior individuals.
The requalification of the São Pedro de Vilar do Paraíso Social Heart, intends to reorganize the area and companies, endow the building with extra values. The building often called the “Casa das Freiras” Palace with greater than 100 years, suffered rehabilitation works within the completely different flooring, to regulate the neighborhood wants, giving the areas a multifunctionality that provokes a giant dynamics to the establishment. This freedom of area, takes the São Pedro de Vilar do Paraíso Social Heart a spot to enhance creativity and social entrepreneurship.
A promising area, not just for its spatiality but additionally for the superb of its inclined planes, a consequence of the narrative of the roof gaps, profiting from the exiting parts. It’s the roof gaps that mark their very own id of area, complaining their spatiality and textures of the fabric in theirs authentic state. The basic particulars of wooden and stone are a sworn statement of the story of this building.
The challenge aimed to create new areas with a capability for change, the place the creativity of its customers will be put into apply. An confederate and provoking area, capable of enhance a visionary spirit to serv the widespread welfare, contained in the idea and historical past of this establishment. It was meant to realize a free area and never static, mutated and inventive, deliberate for the individuals and thought for the long run. These are the targets for the architecture challenge for this establishment