Loop UPTEC, Porto Public Structure, Portuguese Architecture Installation, Architectural Images
Loop in Porto UPTEC Installation
Modern Public Installation in Portugal at UPTEC design by FAHR0213
9 Jan 2019
Location: Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Loop in Portugal
For the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, (UPTEC), FAHR was challenged to develop a structure for the garden in front of the central building that symbolized this mark in time and made it last in the future as a symbol of the park.
Photography: João Morgado
We started by looking for a silhouette capable of being a center in Asprela, mainly characterized for being a pole of great concentration of health and educational facilities, that generates a daily flow of people without many reasons for permanence by the absence of points of interest in the public space.
In the combination of a concrete circle bench with an organic texture, LOOP assumes the idea that repetition is never equal, the same round will never be the same. With each circle that closes new textures are generated, bringing their own identity.
The meeting in the garden allows the conversation, democratizes the themes, leaving without limits the participation of those who pass by.
In the studio we wanted to believe that we were developing a new locus, a reference in the public space that allows any type of appropriation.
Loop, Porto – Building Information
Team: Filipa Frois Almeida, Hugo Reis, Sérgio Marafona, Catarina Azevedo
Construction: Fernando Moreira da Silva & Filhos, OpoLab
Location: Porto, Portugal
Photography: João Morgado
Loop in Porto images / information received 090119
Address: Praça de Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal, southwestern Europe
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