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Piscina das Marés

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Alvaro Siza Vieira
 
location Matosinhos
function bar, promenade, swimming pool
contributed by Joao_Sousa

Developed and built between 1961 and 1966, this building became one of the most interesting buildings to visit in Porto since Álvaro Siza designed it. As still a young architect, Siza was appointed to design a new swimming pool at Leça da Palmeira right between the rocks and the sea. He spent months drawing and feeling the environment so he could design a building that fitted perfectly along the shore. It's architecture made from the site and for the site. All the materials are raw. Concrete, wood and steel are all processed with traditional techniques of constructing.

 

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Namiro says:
One of my favorite project : simplicity, evidence, this is an intelligent project that dialogue with the landscape.
Lyon, France 23-Jun-13
Bath recommended! ;) summer only!
Lisbon, Portugal 15-May-09
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Piscina das Marés
Address
Avenida da Liberdade
Portugal
Project is public!
Opening hours From May to September: Monday to Sunday from 9:00h till 20:00h
How to get there? There are buses coming from the center of Porto. By car take the highway A28 from Porto to the north and exit to "Leixões" Port. From there go always straight ahead near the sea till you reach the big avenue where it is.
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Completion 1966
Architect, Artist, Urban plannerAlvaro Siza Vieira
Client Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos
 
Project ID 1147
Latitude/Longitude 41°11'34N 08°42'29W
Contributed by Joao_Sousa
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