PROJ3CT was assigned to coordinate and make the plans for the development of a textile industry layout, merged at the site with strong commercial functions. This meant the whole productive systems had to be studied, with improvements being proposed and implemented, and simultaneously, provide solutions for a whole new commercial approach that was required. This resulted in a very heavilly personalized workspaces, meeting rooms and reception areas.
The building itself consists of a basic industrial volume, framed by it’s commercial sectors in front which present themselves to the visitors. Whilst their shape is pure, it can be related to code bars, as an analogy to industrial and serial production (this aspect was a challenge proposed by the client as a premisse to the whole concept).
The whole interior of the building was designed to show it’s structural systems, not hiding the structure, neither the natural order of overlaping materials, therefore demonstrating how all comes together to physically create the spaces to work at.Location: Barcelos, Portugal Architect: proj3ct Type: industrial buildings and offices
Client: barata & garcia, s.a.
Gross area: 3.500 sqm.
Architecture team: João Pedrosa Rodrigues, Tiago França Lopes, Hugo Pinho Santos
Photography / rendering: Osvaldo Coutinho / Asymmetric studio