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COIMBRA DAY CENTER

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\\DATE 2013 \\CLIENT Pladur \\LOCATION Coimbra, Portugal \\AREA 300 m² \\TYPE Competition \\STATUS Idea \\TEAM -
COIMBRA DAY CENTER

The Coimbra Day Center starts over the challenge of creating a a community structure that relates to the city in a way of engaging the city and its citizens.
In this way we propose an architecture that celebrates the dichotomy between
interior/exterior, opening the building to the public space, mixing both.
Therefore, we choose to place the building underground, giving the rooftop
to the city creating a plaza in an unexpected place. In the effort of relating
with city,the building rooftop opens up revealing the interior and bringing the
activities that take place inside to the public space.
When the building opens to the city, the 70 square meter interior room can
absorse the public space and increase its capacity.

The Coimbra Day Center starts over the challenge of creating a a community structure that relates to the city in a way of engaging the city and its citizens.
In this way we propose an architecture that celebrates the dichotomy between
interior/exterior, opening the building to the public space, mixing both.
Therefore, we choose to place the building underground, giving the rooftop
to the city creating a plaza in an unexpected place. In the effort of relating
with city,the building rooftop opens up revealing the interior and bringing the
activities that take place inside to the public space.
When the building opens to the city, the 70 square meter interior room can
absorse the public space and increase its capacity.