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PORTO KNOWLEDGE CENTER

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\\DATE 2011 \\CLIENT FAUP \\LOCATION Porto, Portugal \\AREA 6.000 m² \\TYPE Research \\STATUS Idea \\TEAM Diogo Rocha
PORTO KNOWLEDGE CENTER

The Knowledge Center is a situated near the River Bank of Oporto in a
privileged position and it will generate 6000m² of indoor area.
Between the Faculty of Architecture and the riverside landscape, the proposal
appears as a single movement, relating to the site, managing its complexity.
Relating with the surroundings in a sensitive manner, the KC presents a
massive image of continuity in concrete only broken by the entrance path.
This route, physically outside but occasionally internalized, summarizes the
genesis of the proposal: the set of distributions occurs through large living
spaces and narrow spaces, fluid through bold and unexpected geometries,
watching the game between structure and architecture, in an inseparable
relationship, where the geometrically clear definition of a large foyer solves the
access to all programs.
The volume is based on a large mass of concrete, like a natural material,
engaging with the natural elements, integrating a reality that always seemed
his.

The Knowledge Center is a situated near the River Bank of Oporto in a
privileged position and it will generate 6000m² of indoor area.
Between the Faculty of Architecture and the riverside landscape, the proposal
appears as a single movement, relating to the site, managing its complexity.
Relating with the surroundings in a sensitive manner, the KC presents a
massive image of continuity in concrete only broken by the entrance path.
This route, physically outside but occasionally internalized, summarizes the
genesis of the proposal: the set of distributions occurs through large living
spaces and narrow spaces, fluid through bold and unexpected geometries,
watching the game between structure and architecture, in an inseparable
relationship, where the geometrically clear definition of a large foyer solves the
access to all programs.
The volume is based on a large mass of concrete, like a natural material,
engaging with the natural elements, integrating a reality that always seemed
his.