GLOBAL PROJECT. Create an urban continuum linking the two projects through the village. Conceptually this public space would be a big foyer that gave access also to existing cultural buildings, in particular the hotel Sra da Guia, Teatro Diogo Bernardes, Villa Morales and former building of tourism / current Gabinete Terra. Establishing a civic and cultural network important in the management of events and buildings.
PROJECT I – SALA DE ESPECTÁCULOS.
The essay of a new sculptural building that rests in the park, as a piece of art in a garden, lost in time behind a tree that blocked the view. We blazed through the field to this outcome of discovery of what can be now seen when we arrive to Ponte de Lima, light, loose and enigmatic.
The terrain is in a lower elevation than the street, allowing it to connect to an outdoor parking area that is across the street. The project area is "filled" with a new topography, a green park, adjacent to the street. The new access is digged, as a hand off the earth and stone, is a print that stays on the ground. It is a path and an amphitheater, as a hand and fingers in the park.
The new topography is made hollow and the various programs fill up the underground space.
The car park has the dignity of a living room, the foyer is split into two floors, the stage and the rehearsal room rise up from the ground. The rest adds up by functions in the space left over, looking for space in the ground, like a cave.
PROJECT II - PARQUE DE CAMPISMO. The main concept is a square that deforms in terraces, creating the platforms where the main buildings and bungalows are placed. There is a movement of defragmenting and reducing the volume of construction to the more wooded park, where the tents are placed on free deployment.
The bungalows come metaphorically as large granite blocks stored at the site. Symbolically represent themselves as the pseudo-blocks removed in the excavation of a theater (other project), consolidating the twinning nature of the projects. To the gruff exterior character of prevailing granite opposes the interior in warm wood-, comfortable and intimate. This allows the interior of the bungalows work differently from each other, adjusting the environment to different types of customers.
The main buildings are built with cleaner volumes, slightly detached from the pavement, thus symbolically referring also to the main volume of the other project. Together they create a square, which serves as the collective reception and holding events to be associated with the camping park or the village of Ponte de Lima.