“The excellent performance of the Gymnastics Training Center obtained the maximum level (Class A++) in the evaluation of sustainability in LiderA System. The Training Center is already claimed like a national, or even international, example of search for sustainability.”
Abstract – Site LiderA
Gymnastics Training Center of Guimarães
Certificated in 2017
The Gymnastics Training Center of Guimarães, located in the parish of Costa, in Guimarães, is a sports infrastructure integrated in the municipality strategy for the development of sportive habits.
Designed by the Pitagoras group, the building presents a singular architecture that, simultaneously, guarantees its perfect integration in the natural richness and surrounding landscape.
The building is divided in two parts, one big space for the practice of gymnastics activities, including seats for the public and the other part is mainly for support areas such as changing rooms and showers, gymnasium, medical services and technical areas.
This sports infrastructure is a reference in the area of sustainability, energy efficiency and innovation. Its exceptional performance allows the Gymnastics Training Center to integrate the group of constructive solutions that will support the candidature of Guimarães as European Green Capital.
The excellent performance of the Gymnastics Training Center obtained the maximum level (Class A++) in the evaluation of sustainability in LiderA System. The Training Center is already claimed like a national, or even international, example of search for sustainability.
Among the implemented solutions and technics stand out the use of renewable energies, namely photovoltaic solar system with electric energy production, solar thermal system for hot water production and the geothermal system which allows the use of the thermal energy to stabilize the structural temperature of the building. Along with this solutions, the building has a system to reuse the rainwater and, during its construction, the materials were carefully selected to be sustainable and durable.
The presented solutions, as a whole, answer simultaneously to the comfort and quality requirements of the Gymnastics Training Center users and show concern with the level of sustainability achieved by the building.
Pinheiro, Manuel Duarte; Urbano, Daniela (2017). Gymnastics Training Center of Guimarães | Positioning of Environmental Performance Evaluation – Final Report LiderA, Técnico – Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, June 2017, LID119, 79 pages (digital format), Lisbon.
Certification: Class A++
Promoter: Câmara Municipal de Guimarães
Architecture, landscaping and project management: Pitagorasgroup
Foundations and structures, hydraulic engineering, acoustic, gas and security: Sopsec S.A.
Mechanical engineering, termal study, electrical engineering: Layout, Lda.
Construction: Costeira – Engenharia e Construção S.A.
Supervision: Câmara Municipal de Guimarães
Type of Use: Services Site area: 8 800 m²
Implantation area: 1 800 m²
Gross construction area: 3 160 m²
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Arch. Raul Roque Figueiredo from Portugal, founder partner at Pitagorasgroup, will held a presentation on “Platform of Arts and Creativity” at the conference GIS – interior architecture and design, part of SHARE International Architecture and Engineering Forum Bucharest on march 21 – 22, 2017.
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