Douro Marina in Vila Nova de Gaia

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Douro Marina

Portuguese Coastal Development – design by Barbosa & Guimaraes, architects

14 Nov 2016

Douro Marina in Vila Nova de Gaia

Location: Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal

Design: Barbosa & Guimaraes, architects

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Foz do Douro, the magical place where the river merges with the sea, honoring the history and tradition of a people closely related to marine navigation, a private investor plans to build a new marina.

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Installed at the edge of Gaia, this new equipment clearly exceeds its nautical component, creating a set of complementary services and activities, relevant to the economic and social value of the urban area in which it belongs.

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The organization and hierarchy of this new space is archived through the implementation of three new buildings.

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A linear building, which stretches along the existing car park, defining the boundary between pedestrian and automobile, in balance with two perpendicular buildings that are suspended in the slope, linking paths at the highest level with the existing marginal route at the lower level.

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Distributed by a two-storey volumentry, the longitudinal building integrates the reception, changing rooms, workshops, administration offices, secretarial, two training rooms, meeting room and a set of commercial spaces.

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The two perpendicular buildings, also with a two-storey height, will be occupied by a restaurant on the first building, and a spa/gym in the second building.

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Douro Marina in Vila Nova de Gaia – Building Information

Location: Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal
Client: M. Couto Alves – Marina de Gaia, Lda.
Program: Sports and Leisure
Site Area: 1,384sqm
Gross Floor Area: 2,230sqm
Project: 2011
Construction Period: 2011-13

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Architects: Barbosa & Guimaraes, Jose Antonio Barbosa, Pedro Lopes Guimaraes
Collaborators: Miguel Pimenta, Paula Fonseca, Jose Marques, Henrique Dias, Mafalda Santiago, Pedro Araujo, Frederico Roeber, Nuno Pereira, Marta Pupo, Ana Oliverira, Diana Bizarro, Filipa Ferreira, Carlos Ribeiro, Joana Carvalho, Joana Pinto, Tiago Sousa
Structure: Epoca Lda
Hydraulic: Epoca Lda
Construction Company: Grupo MCA
Work Director: Ricardo Barbosa
Photographs: Jose Campos

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Douro Marina in Vila Nova de Gaia images / information from Jose Campos – Architecture Photography

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