R A I A T – TROFA TOWN HALL
Duccio Malagamba
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Interior FurnitureVitra.
Cité
Daybed PK80
Cite
ChairsArper SPA
Aston
ChairsKnoll
Eero Saarinen Collection
SofaCassina
Le Corbusier
ChairsDynamobel
Upholstery & ChairsAdico

Product Spec Sheet
Interior Furniture
Cite, Daybed PK80, Cité by Vitra.
Chairs
Aston by Arper SPA
Chairs
Eero Saarinen Collection by Knoll
Sofa
Le Corbusier by Cassina
Chairs
Upholstery & Chairs
by Adico

R A I A T – TROFA TOWN HALL

NOARQ - Jose Carlos Nunes de Oliveira as Architects

The rehabilitation and the extension of the former of ‘Indústria Alimentar Trofense’ building into the Town Hall of municipality of Trofa.

The site is in the south of the urban centre on the edge of the now closed railway line route – an area where the city loses density and where the discontinuity of the urban fabric is visible.

The site covers 6,200.85 m2. The long, narrow geometry was parallel to the old railway line and ended in an ogive shape pointing the north.

A building emerged from the industrial complex. The seminal one stood out from other industrial buildings due to its architectural quality.

photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba
photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba

Considering the program required a substantial increase in area, an underground floor for parking and technical spaces and the widening the street to the east, we decided just to keep the main building.

Once the decision was made, to isolate and preserve the main building of the industrial complex, the description of the architectural composition reduces itself to a series of 5 juxtaposed narrow parallelepipeds between Rua Professor Mário Padrão and the extinct railway line.

The first parallelepiped was divided into 3 floors. It is used for the longitudinal circulation in the building, common to all services. 

photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba
photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba

Two more blocks on each of the tops of the old building constitute the central mass of the City Hall. It is in these two volumes are concentrated all the municipal services, distributed in sequence of a 4 x 4 m modulation. Approximately in the middle of each of these parallelepipeds, there is a vertical block formed by the stairwells and toilets.

The fourth parallelepiped attached to the west façade was sculpted and lost its configuration. Its juxtaposition to the old building, preserving its relationship with the landscape, makes it the most sculptural volume in the group. The height varies up to a maximum of 4 floors. 

photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba
photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba

Its function in the complex is to relate the different parts of the City Hall and to accommodate the social and the reception spaces of the citizens. Inside there is nothing. It is an empty space, with free height (triple or double), allowing visual contact between the different divisions that occupy the various levels of the building, allowing visual contact between the different offices on the different floors of the building.

The fifth parallelepiped has the same role and the same interior emptiness of the last one. It is in the south of the complex, placed in transversal position. Its existence invites the development of the (missing) urban space to the south of the city.

photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba
photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba

There is a sixth volume, but it is not visible. It is underground beneath all other volumes and is used for parking, technical services and storage.

The result is a building with a footprint of 1,996.00 m2 and a maximum height of 17.14 m.

The building is eminently constructive, accomplish the assumption of integrality and synthesis, without cladding. The constructive tradition has emerged without artifice, dispensing with accessory. Only what is necessary is sustainable and justified. Each element is a structural entity, whose subtraction compromises the whole.

Materials, construction techniques and technologies were selected based on durability, energy efficiency, low maintenance requirements and constructive economy. The adaptability and flexibility of spaces was added as a functional variable that can introduce specificity to construction proposals.

photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba
photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba

Team:

Architects: NOARQ – José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira, Architect

Project managers: 1st Phase (Building) Arch. André Oliveira; 
2nd Phase (Interiors) Arch. Gaia Ferraris; 
also collaborated Arch. Hugo Araújo; Arch. Sara Bitossi; Arch. Giulia Furlotti; Arch. João Quintas; Arch. Juliana Sampaio; Arch. Ana Fortuna; Arch. Marta Costa; Arch. Bruna Franciscatto; Arch. Virginia Moya; Arch. Daniel Veludo; Arch. Sruthy Lakkimsetty; Arch. Mirna Mukulic; Arch. Gloria Herranz

External consultants: 

Constructor: Telhabel Construções S.A. - Eng. Fernando Santos; Eng. Rui Caldas; Eng. Henrique Moreira; Eng.  Sérgio Marques; Eng.  Paula Penêda; João Alves; Américo Fernandes; Avelino Oliveira; Mário Rodrigues

Engineering Specialists

Structures: GEPEC - Eng. Afonso Serra Neves; Eng. Sérgio Cunha

Hidraulic: GEPEC - Eng. Rossana Pereira
Electricity, Telecommunications, Security: GPIC - Eng. Alexandre Martins; Eng. Pedro Barreira

Acoustics: INACOUSTICS - Eng. Octávio Inácio; Eng. André McDade

Gas and Climatization: GET- Eng. Raul Bessa; Eng. Miguel Alves
Photographer: Duccio Malagamba

photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba
photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba

Materials Used:

Exterior Cladding
Masonry: Tijolo á vista Vale da Gândara
Metal/glass curtain wall: Caixilharia SISBAUTEN – RP Technik

Roofing
Metal: JSA Zincos

Glazing
Glass: Vitrochaves

Doors
Entrances: Caixilharia SISBAUTEN – RP Technik
Wood doors: J&J Teixiera
Fire-control doors, security grilles: PORTGAIA

Hardware
Locksets: TESA – ASSA ABLOY

Interior Finishes
Acoustical ceilings: MUTE
Paints and stains: CIN
Paneling: J&J TEIXIEIRA

Furnishings
Supplier: Fantoffice
Office and Reception furniture, Fixed seating: Design by NOARQ
Chairs: La Palma, Dynamobel, Ondarreta, Adico, Ethnicraft, Hay
Author Chairs: SPSS, Poltrona SERRALVES, Álvaro Siza, 
CASSINA, Big Chair LC3, Le Corbusier
CASSINA, Big Chair LC3 Meridienne, Le Corbusier 
CASSINA, Big Chair LC3, Le Corbusier 
VITRA, Poul Kjærholm, modelo PK80 Daybed
VITRA, Big Chair Cité, Jean Prouvé
KNOLL, Saarinen Tulip Side Chair
ARPER, Aston Direction
ARPER, model Aston Conference
Upholstery: Adico
Other furniture: Design by NOARQ

Lighting
Brass table, floor and tubular lamps: Design by NOARQ
Interior ambient lighting, Downlights, Tasklighting, Exterior: OSVALDO MATOS

Elevators/escalators: ORONA

photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba
photo_credit Duccio Malagamba
Duccio Malagamba
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