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Project • By spaceloversApartments

Remodelação apartamento Penha de França em Lisboa

The apartment is in Penha de França neighbourhood in Lisbon, located on the 1st floor of a 5 storey residential building, from the 50s. It’s a 3 bed apartment with a quite uncommon shape. It’s structure is composed of perimeter thick load bearing masonry external walls with very thin concrete slabs, and interior structure walls of solid bricks.The purpose of the refurbishment project was to respect its structure and system build, and implement a better internal organization of spaces, by eliminating the zig-zag route from one end to the other, giving functionality and contemporary living to residents.The interior was designed to express the openings of the structural walls with timber frames. The new timber flooring with... More

Project • By MARIO COREA ARQUITECTURAStadiums

Indoor Athletics Stadium

Located in a multi-sports complex in the neighborhood of Sant Oleguer, the stadium, with its capacity for some 2,500 spectators, is the principal piece in the ensemble. As such it represents an important reference point for the city and at the same time the building has great symbolic significance for its citizens.The site is a long and narrow plot with a significant slope and a marked asymmetry. The building would adapt itself to the site and at the same time its impact on the landscape would be minimized. The structure consists of a huge roof which seems to unfold, following the movement of the land along both the longitudinal and transversal axes. It is a continuous, light and almost immaterial element that floats over the interior space... More

Project • By MARIO COREA ARQUITECTURAHospitals

C.M. Plastic Surgery Clinic

Situated in front of Collserola, the mountain range that marks the western limit of Barcelona, the Vall d’Hebron hospital complex is one of the most important and largest healthcare centers in Spain.The brief for this annex to the area of Traumatology was based on the creation of a new department for patients with burn injuries. The gymnasium that had been standing on the rather constricted site had been demolished and all that remained of it was the basement in which the department’s archives were stored. The program stipulated that both this space as well as its function as an archive had to be maintained.The other important mandate of the program was that the general activity of the hospital had to be maintained during the construction p... More