“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
EB 2/3 Taipas school is nominated in the “Educational Architecture” category of the ArchDaily architecture platform.
Caldeiroa Car parking is nominated in the “Public & Landscape Architecture” category of the ArchDaily architecture platform.
Pitágoras Group was distinguished by IAPMEI as PME Líder 2019
“Ecologik”, n.59, France, september/october/november, 2018
“SB – International magazine for sports, leisure and recreational facilities”, 1/2018, Germany, january 2018
Manuel Roque will present “Gymnastics Training Center of Guimarães” at Expo Indústria 2017, Arena da Sustentabilidade 2017-10-09, 19h.
“Edifícios inteligentes rumo ao carbono zero”
Arch. Manuel Roque from Portugal, founder partner at Pitagorasgroup, will held a presentation on “Gymnastics Training Center of Guimarães” at the conference – SHARE International Architecture and Engineering Forum Budapest on october, 2017.
A PitágorasGroup está presente na Expoconstrucción & Expodiseño 2017, Bogotá – Colômbia de 16 a 21 de Maio.
Um sector em grande desenvolvimento na Colômbia, numa mostra onde estarão representadas grandes empresas relacionadas com arquitectura, engenharia e construção.
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.
“líndustria delle costruzioni”, n.446, Architettura Portoghese 2, Italy, december 2015
“Portuguese Modern Apartments”, Portugal, november 2015
“de arhitecturã”, n.41, spatii pentru culturã, Romãnã, november 2015
“Arketipo”, n.98, Polifunzional, Italy, november/december 2015
The launch event of the Pitagoras Group brand took place on May 29, at Jofebar.
With established presence in several international markets, Pitágoras starts a new phase of activity, Pitagoras Group, based on a transformation of the functional structure, associated with a new image, in order to adjust to its new reality.
Two hundred people attended the event organized by Pitágoras, in partnership with Uzina Books publisher, which included several moments: a retrospective of the 25 years of the company’s work, presentation of the book “Pitágoras Arquitectos, obras recentes” and the launch of the Pitagoras Group brand.
The retrospective of the work done in the latest years was presented through an exhibition of several works that allowed the guests to get to know the company’s work in its several fields of intervention.
The book presentation had the intervention of the editor José Manuel das Neves and the author of the critical text Pedro Bandeira who emphasized the work done by Pitágoras through the years.
Pitagoras Group has been revealed.
Motivated by a sustainable growth and progressive international exposition, this new corporative identity aims to add in attitude, communication and modernism.
Founded in a new name, motto, website and video, will raise the practice to new hights and will enable the group to face more ambitious challenges.
Pitagoras Group. More Than Architecture.
A Pitágoras Arquitectos ganhou o prémio “The Plan Award 2015”. A cerimónia de entrega dos prémios decorreu no dia 20 de Maio de 2015, em Milão.
Entre grandes nomes da arquitectura mundial, como o escritório londrino Zaha Hadid, os internacionais Perkins and Will ou os holandeses Neutelings Riedijk Architects, entre muitos outros, foi o escritório português Pitágoras Arquitectos a conquistar o prémio na mais cobiçada categoria do concurso – “Culture” com o projecto da Plataforma das Artes e da Criatividade/CIAJG.
“Portuguese Restored Houses”, Portugal, november 2014
“Decorativa Design”, Brazil, september 2014
“Arquitectura y Diseño”, n.155, Espanha, august 2014
“l’ARCA – International”, France, november/december 2013
“Portuguese Contemporary Houses”, Portugal, november 2013
“Selected Works – European Union Prize”, Mies Award 2013, Spain, november 2013
“Casabella”, n.829, Italy, september 2013
“Red Dot Design Yearbook – 2013/2014”, Germany, september 2013
“Architecture Design”, China, march 2013
“Bauwelt 21.13”, n.21, Germany, may 2013
“EYRXPONE OYEiE”, Ktirio, Greece, february 2013
“A+U”, n.511, Japan, march 2013
“AU – Arquitectura e Urbanismo”, n.225, Brazil, december 2012
“Details”, n.30, Korea, november 2015
“ArqA – Guimarães 2012”, Portugal, november/december 2012
“The Plan”, n.62, Italy, november 2012
“Vision”, n.122, Gold, Dubai, october 2012
“Monocle”, n.57, England, october 2012
“ICON Magazine“, n.111, International Design Architecture & Culture, Sweden, september 2012
“A10 – New European Architecture”, n.47, Netherlands, september/october 2012
“AWM”, n.37, Germany, november 2010
“ArchiBook 60’”, Portuguese Architecture Generation, Portugal, november 2009
“Arquitectura y Diseño”, n.83, Espanha, january 2008
“Arquitecturas”, Programa Conceito Matéria, Portugal, april 2007
“Arquitectura y Diseño”, n.71, Espanha, january 2007
“Arquitectura Ibérica – Reabilitação” n.12, Portugal, january/february 2006
“Arquitectura e Vida” Euro2004, Portugal, july 2003
“Casas + Interiores Norte”, vol.1, Portugal, october 2002