Tower Plaza, Vila Nova de Gaia – Porto Skyscraper

Tower Plaza Vila Nova de Gaia, Oporto Architecture, Portuguese Building, Regino Cruz Architects

Tower Plaza, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto

Skyscraper Building Portugal – design by Regino Cruz Architect

18 Mar 2011

Tower Plaza, Vila Nova de Gaia

Design: Regino Cruz Architect

English text (scroll down for Portuguese):

The first of two twin office towers, with 22.000m2 each, crowning the main Gaia Nova round-about, with a breathtaking view over Oporto’s city centre on the banks of the Douro river, right down to the river mouth and the Atlantic Ocean.

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images : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

These 17-storey structures are architectural landmarks, with their building volumes set symmetrically to the road. The offices were designed in three superimposed 5-storey units, each of them built around an internal, well-lit, 4-storey-high courtyard, topped by a full-length floor that separates it from the other similar modules. Being a true architectural expression of our own times, these office buildings emanate an enduring presence, that is, independent from current trends easily outdated.

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images : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

Portuguese text:

Tower Plaza, Vila Nova de Gaia Uma de duas torres de escritórios com 22.500m2 cada e 17 pisos acima do solo, que coroam simetricamente a rotunda principal de Gaia Nova, com uma vista deslumbrante sobre o centro do Porto.

Tower Plaza Vila Nova de Gaia
image : Regino Cruz

As unidades de escritórios desenvolvem-se em três conjuntos sobrepostos de 5 pisos, cada um dos quais gira em torno de um átrio interior muito luminoso e transparente, com uma altura livre de 4 pisos, encimado por um andar pleno que o separa dos outros módulos semelhantes. As fachadas, com uma imagem metálica e contemporânea, em que a modulação interior dos espaços é inegavelmente transportada para o exterior, afirmam-se pela sobriedade do design, concebido para ser independente de “modas arquitectónicas”, rapidamente ultrapassáveis.

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images : Meduto Regino Cruz

Vila Nova de Gaia Building images / information from Regino Cruz Architect


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