tasked with a manufacturing unit enlargement in porto‘s oliveira de azeméis, atelier d’arquitectura lopes da costa designs its newly finished ‘steelform.’ the areas are expressed with outsized graphic textual content, concrete solid in sweeping curves, and spans of louvres which throw rhythmic shadows. the paintings sees the extension of the present manufacturing unit unit towards the west and south, along with the development of a brand new pavilion and an administrative development.
photographs by means of ivo tavares studio
the group of atelier d’arquitectura lopes da costa‘s steelform manufacturing unit enlargement is at once knowledgeable by means of the configuration of its web site. adopting an answer inside those barriers, the design workforce sought to maximise the realm of the commercial nave, leaving the southern a part of the web site for the brand new administrative house. having a look outward onto a newly proposed side road, this space is expressed in curving concrete, marked by means of vertical aluminum profiles. this element serves to tell apart the executive development from the commercial quantity, highlighting its serve as.
via its subject material palette, atelier d’arquitectura lopes da costa highlights the distinct programming of its steelform manufacturing unit enlargement. the east hall, which covers the commercial nave, stands as a connection to the brand new administrative space to the present development. the workforce feedback: ‘with a robust plastic element, in terms of the mould trade, it sought, by way of its language, to put across an idea of contemporaneity whilst associating the corporate’s logo.’
venture identify: steelform
structure: atelier d’arquitectura lopes da costa
location: oliveira de azeméis, porto, portugal
finishing touch: 2020
pictures: ivo tavares studio