The Virtual Reality Center will be the first of its kind to be held in Portugal and the fact that we have adapted an existing building to such singular function imposed the necessity of conducting a preliminary inquiry about the nature of activities to be undertaken. In terms of its program it provides four core areas - research laboratories for 2D/3D and Motion Picture articulated by a longitudinal distribution, Lobby Lounge and Presentation / Showroom enabling a frank relation with the public. One drew a corridor for transversal circulation that ensures access and autonomy of all laboratories as well as the Showroom; it works formally as a kind of cabinet comprising aluminum panels both fixed and open, with minimum height, in order to emphasize, by contrast, the reading of the existing rounded ceilings and the proportion of the large rooms with high ceiling.
The atrium allows the possibility of direct connection to both the street outside and the courtyard. The ICT-VR has its equipment available to companies wishing to make use of Virtual Reality to enhance their business and for this reason it has its administrative area with a direct entrance from the street.
Structural Engineering: GOP – Gabinete de Organização de Projectos, Lda
Hidraulic Engineering: GOP – Gabinete de Organização de Projectos, Lda
Electrical Engineering: GPIC – Gabinete de Projectos, Consultadoria e Instalações, Lda
Mechanics Facilities Eng.: GET – Gestão de Energia Térmica, Lda