Affordable housing for Almada, Portugal.
The new buildings follow the profile of Avenida Torrado da Silva, accompanying it in its gradual ascent, in a longitudinal volumetry, which opens onto the surroundings: with large balconies, in a careful design of fine and elegant lines that project from the recessed façade cloth, dematerialising its presence in the visual impact of the City.
The aim is to ensure the cohesion of the built ensemble, both in terms of volume and materiality: the pigmented concrete base is superimposed on the pigmented concrete base, a commercial floor is superimposed and, to this, the dwellings marked by the exposed structure the full-length balconies, which lend a clear horizontality to the building complex.
The longitudinal profile is defragmented by rhythmic advances and recessings in its altimetry, breaking the visual perception of the total length of the implantation.
Relationships between the domestic space and the City are explored.
Relationships of openness, security and privacy.
Function: affordable housing,
competition - 5th Place
Area: 180 units/ 31.455 m2
Design: Alban Wagener Architecture
Team: Olimpia Fecchio, Clara Marinho, Stefany Trojan , Ivan Tsurov.
Partners: Eleven Steps
Section of one building
Floorplans of the different typologies