CAA – ÁGUEDA ARTS CENTRE

Location
Águeda - Portugal
Scale
3.300 sqm
Status
Under Construction
Project Date
2010
Client
CMA - Águeda Municipality
Team
Bruno André + Francisco Salgado Ré + Adalgisa de Castro Lopes + Ana Matias + Catarina Fernandes + Filipe Paixão + Inês Ferreira + Luís Diniz + Mariana oliveira + Pedro Costa + Rui Israel +Sandra Paulo + Sara João + Sofia Mota Silva
Consultants
AFA Consult + GPIC + ARSUNA

 

STEPPING MILD, BUT STEP IN FACT

The design of the CAA is considered an accurate answer to the challenge of creating a solution to a specific context that derives from contemporary era in which we live, emergent and global, characterized by a latent and fair need for cultural affirmation, modernization and competitiveness.
Its objective approach to the program, needs and constraints is translated in the design of a system for maximizing functionality.
The project covers the ground in three dynamic forces, producing the essential form that clearly spread and organize the program, supported in a central core, lattice-element that incorporates all the functions.

Its strong exterior architectural image is achieved by using exposed concrete with almost no facade windows, and of its zenith lighting solutions, creating an intense inner experience.
The architecture that formalizes this project is undressed of iconic artificiality, but it takes the courage, character and nobility that such equipment deserves. Someone once said: “(…) stepping mild, but step in fact”. This is the way assumed in a merger between intention and execution technique which takes the visitor on a journey of the representative body built.

 

 

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