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Housing Complex

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Atelier 15
location Viana do Castelo
function commercial space, housing
contributed by Joao_Sousa

The block building unifies two previously separated sectors, and has four floors, sitting on top of two other ones for underground parking. The ground-floor was designed for commerce, the first floor for one-storey apartments, and the second and third floors for two-storey apartments, with access by a gallery. The gallery, a meeting place, has been dimensioned as an airway, and is mainly located on the North side of the building. It crosses the street separating the two units, and provides the constructed masses with the formal and operating unity required.At ground-floor level, the central apexes have been left empty, thereby visually and functionally uniting the two common areas.This design was an opportunity to realize a city by means of architecture, in what is most relevant in urban living: public spaces. Between family architecture and public facilities, a series of spaces were conceived, ranging from the public to the semi-private, from the open to the confined.

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Housing Complex
Rua Martim Velho
Project is public!
Opening hours The gardens and commercial spaces are public.
How to get there? In the center of the old city of Viana do Castelo in the place of the old market. Easy to reach by foot
Completion 2005
ArchitectAtelier 15
cooperating designerAlexandre Alves Costa
cooperating designerSergio Fernandez
Client VianaPolis
Project ID 1508
Latitude/Longitude 41°41'41N 08°49'34W
Contributed by Joao_Sousa
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