The project is the result of a laboratory of Architecture organized by Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL). It’s an intensive workshop of two weeks where the first part is dedicated to the analysis of the territory and development of an architectural solution for a given programme, and the second week is dedicated to its construction.
▼项目概览，general view ©João Barata
The challenge was proposed by the festival of performing arts Materiais Diversos, with the aim of conceiving and building the new ‘meeting point’ for the festival, a structure that should look like a symbolic piece in the urban context of Minde and should also work as place to sell tickets, books and to host conversations, debates and film screenings as part of the event’s programme. One of the essential requirements was that the elements of the structure could be easily dismantled and transported, as the festival intended to use it elsewhere and later offer the project to the local community for its future reuse.
▼结构外观，structure view ©João Barata
▼内部活动空间， internal activity space ©João Barata
▼不同类型的组合，different possibilities ©ATELIER JQTS
The developed project is simultaneously a generic and a specific solution, since on one hand it is a self-referential piece that uses the disciplinary language of architecture and, on the other hand, it establishes very evident relationships with the context where it was set up: the creation of a central space opens up the possibility of a new open stage for the festival Materiais Diversos; the multiplication of pillars generates a very strong relationship with the forest of the surrounding territory.
▼结构俯瞰，view from top ©João Barata
▼重复的立柱与周围地区的森林景观建立了联系 ©João Barata
the multiplication of pillars generates a very strong relationship with the forest of the surrounding territory
The dark colouring of the woods refers to the marks that the ‘sea of Minde’ leave on the submerged trees, the different heights of the structure, which rises in the centre, establishes a dialogue with the accentuated topography of the mountains surrounding and enclosing this place; and, finally, the fabrics were dyed by hand as a reference to the textile industry, once it was the region’s most important source of income (which nowadays almost disappeared).
▼材料细节，material detailed view ©João Barata
The laboratory confirmed that the methodological and intensive integration of certain aspects such as the analysis, design, construction and spatial experience are capable of producing a form of practical knowledge that comes rather close to a conventional architectural process within a short period of time. The structure corresponded to the challenge launched by the organization. Finally, a building manual of the project was developed, which demonstrated the final result of the project in Minde but also the different possibilities the structural system allows, for future uses.
▼结构细节，structural details ©João Barata
▼场地位置，situation plan ©ATELIER JQTS
▼轴测图，axon ©ATELIER JQTS
▼平面图，plan ©ATELIER JQTS
MINDE, PORTUGAL, 2019
Client Festival Materiais Diversos
Project Team Annina Schreiber, Catarina Dias, Catarina Monteiro, Diana Margarida, Flora Del Debbio, Franz Kirsch, Gonçalo Fialho, Hannah Grapentin, João Quintela, Johanna Hirte, Jule Franssen, Lenildo Malenga, Miguel Condeça, Matthias Ballestrem, Nike Strutz, Ricardo Ramalho, Rosa Arma, Tim Simon, Ulrike Kuhlmann, Vladimir Ngala
Engineering Daniel Maio
Organization CEACT/UAL: Filipa Ramalhete, José Castro Caldas, Sérgio Silva + A+EE/HCU
Photography João Barata
Partnership JJ Louro (wood); Construções Abílio & Serras Lda (steel); Luís Carlos Mora Salgueiro – Serralharia Civil (steel); Alfredo Parreira Serralharia.