PS Square

PS Square

VA Studio
Penafiel, Portugal | View Map
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Alberto Plácido

PS square (1st prize competition by invitation)

VA Studio as Architects

The project attempts to exploit the full potential as an ensemble consisting of some very particular historical, social and spatial assets. Hence the choice of a solid material, which makes the analogy with the old dirt floor, composed of cobble with aggregated epoxy. The bridge deck of Gamuz has been restored to its original shape, recovering its memory. A ramp fit to the staircase of the Monastery was introduced, which will provide a more comfortable access to the elderly and wheelchair users. The reorganization and creation of new support facilities such as toilets, kiosk and bar, consisting of prefabricated modules that fit into the space in strategic locations, which together with the furniture form a spatial composition, framed and adjusted to the social and spatial experiences of the location.

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