vila flor cultural center

guimarães, cultural, portugal, rehabilitation

Integrates the Vila Flor Palace and gardens physically and functionally into the urban network, preserving its dimensions but also lowering the impact from the construction of the new building, which resulted in the development of the proposed programme – large auditorium with 800 seats, small auditorium with 200 seats, concert café, restaurant, exhibition room 1000m2 in size, meeting rooms, administration area…

It came about from the need to create a new open building – or new buildings, that similarly with the Vila Flor Palace favour the relationship with the Garden and the city, deriving from the need to separate the volumes and constructions, and also establishing an organisational pattern where the “theatre” was a place of transit and permanence. The “theatre” would have to contain the creation of a public urban space linked with the surrounding urban network, a living and leisure space where the garden and exterior spaces occupy a dominating role.

In the programme´s interpretation the completion of the operating possibility of each one of its components was aimed for independently and simultaneously, and it was understood that the building(s) should expressively convey this project choice in a volumetric way, that is, each principal programmatic component should correspond with a unit with its own characteristics and which is easily identifiable by the covering materials.

LOCALIZAÇÃO DO PROJECTO

Centro Cultural de Vila Flor
Av. D. Afonso Henriques, 4800 Guimarães, Portugal

Promotor
Câmara Municipal de Guimarães

Arquitectos
Pitágoras arquitectos,
Fernando Seara de Sá
Raul Roque de Figueiredo
Alexandre Coelho Lima
Manuel Vilhena Roque

Colaboradores
João Couto
José Lopes da Cunha
Rita Almeida
Cristina Lima
Francisco Oliveira
Hélio Alves

Empresa
Consorcio Empreiteiros Casais / Cari, construtores
Director de obra
Eng. Rui Ribeiro (Empreiteiros Casais )
Eng. Paulo Araújo (Empreiteiros Casais )
Eng. Rui Leite (Cari, construtores)

Fotografia
Leonardo Finotti

Especialidades Abrangidas

Fundações e estruturas
Projegui, Lda
Eng. António Monteiro de Castro

Instalações e Equipamentos de Águas e Esgotos
Eng. Rui Maia

Instalações e Equipamentos Mecânicos
Gestavac, Lda
Eng. Carlos Costa

Instalações e Equipamentos Eléctricos de de Telecomunicações
Segurança Integrada
Feris, Lda
Eng. Fernando Cruz Fernandes

Acústica
Sopsec, Lda
Eng. Rui Calejo

Termica e higrotermica
Prof. Eng. Vasco Freiras

Mobiliário e Sinalética
Designer Alberto Peixoto

Arquitectura Paisagista
Arq. Paisagista Jorge Maia

Outras Especialidades:
Projectos dos equipamentos funcionais:
Mecânica de cena:
Eng. Fernando Miranda Vela
Iluminação cénica:
Ernesto Costa
Som, Vídeo e Comunicações cénicas:
Filipe Santos

Empresa Construtora
Consorcio Empreiteiros Casais / Cari, construtores

Representantes do Dono de Obra
DOM-Câmara Municipal de Guimarães
Eng. Joaquim Carvalho
Eng. António Emilio
Fiscalização
Eng. Carlos Xavier
Fiscalização de segurança
Eng. Ana Rita Carvalho