Mata do Cabo, Leisure Park Portugal, S. Joao da Pesqueira Building, Arquitetos Portugueses

Mata do Cabo Leisure Park

Portuguese Leisure Architecture design by Antonio Carvalho architect

post updated 9 March 2022 ; 18 Aug 2008

Location: Mata do Cabo Leisure Park, S. Joao da Pesqueira, Portugal

Date built: 2008

Antonio Carvalho + Gonçalo Byrne – Antonio Carvalho Arquitectura e Urbanismo, Lda

Arquitetura S. Joao da Pesqueira

Mata do Cabo Leisure Park, S. Joao da Pesqueira

Photographs: Thorsten Hümpel

Mata do Cabo

Leisure Park

This building is a swimming-pool and sanitary facilities for the Mata do Cabo Leasure Park at S. Joao da Pesqueira, Portugal. The park has a swimming-pool, a camping, a basketball/football field, a tennis court and a mediterranean forest — now an urban park. Downhill, we designed a football stadium, to be built in the near future.

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The building replaces the old facilities of the existing swimming-pool, which was rebuilt, repaved and kept in its original site, above the street level. It becomes somehow a wall-building, the public face of the Park.

The main entrance to the swimming-pool is the central stairway, leading to the dressing/locker rooms, passing through the showers and toilets area and connecting to the swimming-pool platform through a semi-covered corridor, overlooking the outside parking-lot. The entrance to the Camping and Leasure Park is a car ramp for trailers and emergency vehicles.

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The bar has two counters, serving swimmers at the lawn solarium (with a long terrace under the basketball/football benches canopy) and campers at the interior bar (with a terraced restaurant at the upper level).

Users from the Camping will access directly to the shower and toilet facilities located at the top floor of the building (handicapped at groundfloor), climbing the stairs which cut transversely the building.

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The elevator tower (handicapped users only) is connected by long “catwalk-corridors” to the upper levels of the park, namely the restaurant terrace overlooking the swimming-pool and the sportsfield benches, whose suspended canopy reinforces the overall horizontal effect.

Mata do Cabo Leisure Park Portugal images / information from Antonio da Silva Ferreira de Carvalho

Calcada do Cascão, 15- 1º Esq. A
1100-122 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel. (00351) 218876184 * Fax: (00351) 218860576

Location: S. Joao da Pesqueira, Portugal, southwestern Europe

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