S. Brás de Alportel Parish Council, Faro, Portugal

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S. Brás de Alportel Parish Council in Faro, Portugal

28 February 2024

Architects: VISIOARQ ARQUITECTOS

Location: Faro, Portugal

S Bras de Alportel Parish Council Faro Portugal

Photos by Maria João Gala

S. Brás de Alportel Parish Council, Portugal

S. Brás de Alportel Parish Council: character and contemporaneity

S Bras de Alportel Parish Council Faro Portugal

For the new headquarters of the Parish Council of São Brás de Alportel, the challenge was to add new features to the building now proposed. The old headquarters had a purely administrative character, while the new project now allows for a wide enjoyment by the general population. In this sense, several multipurpose rooms were created so that they can be used for training, workshops, conferences, and events, among other functions.

The building’s design is characterized by horizontality and a strong institutional character. The “blind” entrance volume contributes to this, which, being taller than the rest of the building, vehemently marks its entrance.

S Bras de Alportel Parish Council Faro Portugal

Natural lighting plays a leading role in this project, providing special comfort in the daily use of the building, but ensuring that direct sunlight exposure is controlled in order to provide thermal comfort to users. For this control, generous canopies and shading volumes were used.

As the building is located in a perfectly consolidated urban area, on the ground floor level, it is also surrounded by a garden space, which provides a clear visual barrier between the interior and exterior, thus creating a transitional space and providing employees, who live the space on a daily basis, with additional visual comfort.

S Bras de Alportel Parish Council Faro Portugal

Portuguese:
Junta de Freguesia S. Brás de Alportel: carácter e contemporaneidade

Para a nova sede da Junta de Freguesia de São Brás de Alportel, o desafio passou por juntar novas valências ao edifício agora proposto. A antiga sede tinha um carácter meramente administrativo, enquanto o novo projecto permite agora uma ampla fruição pela população em geral. Nesse sentido foram criadas diversas salas polivalentes de modo a poderem ser usadas para acções de formação, workshops, conferências e eventos, entre outras funcionalidades.

O desenho do edifício é caracterizado pela horizontalidade e por um forte carácter institucional. Para tal contribui o volume de entrada “cego” que, sendo mais alto que todo o resto do edifício, marca de forma veemente a entrada do mesmo.

A iluminação natural tem neste projecto um papel preponderante, conferindo especial conforto na utilização diária do edifício, mas garantindo que que a exposição solar directa é controlada de forma a conferir conforto térmico aos utilizadores. Para esse controlo utilizaram-se generosas palas e volumes de ensombramento.

Estando o edifício localizado numa zona urbana perfeitamente consolidada, ao nível do rés-do-chão, é ainda rodeado de um espaço ajardinado, que confere uma barreira visual assumida entre o interior e o exterior, criando assim um espaço de transição e proporcionando aos colaboradores, que vivem o espaço diariamente, um conforto visual suplementar.

S Bras de Alportel Parish Council Faro Portugal

S. Brás de Alportel Parish Council in Faro, Portugal – Property Information

Architecture Office: VISIOARQ ARQUITECTOS – https://visioarq.pt/

Project size: 600 sqm
Site size: 750 sqm
Completion date: 2008
Building levels: 3

S Bras de Alportel Parish Council Faro Portugal

Photography by Maria João Gala

S. Brás de Alportel Parish Council in Faro, Portugal images / information received 280224 from VISIOARQ ARQUITECTOS

Location: Faro Portugal, southwest Europe

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