Bradco工业基地位于葡萄牙Castelo de Paiva的一个工业区内。该公司最初从事皮革制品生产，经过多年的发展，其业务已经扩展至多种皮质饰品、配件和箱包的生产，并且与许多知名品牌建立合作关系。
The Bradco Industrial Unit is located in the industrial area of Felgueiras, in the municipality of Castelo de Paiva. The company finds its genesis in the leather goods area, however over the years it has also expanded its activity to bracelets and in the leather goods area: belts, bags, briefcases, purses, wallets, shoes, etc. It is currently a notorious company for also working with renowned brands.
With this project it was mainly intended the increase in both production and number of employees, and consequently stimulating employment and the regional economy, becoming this way, a more autonomous Industrial Unit and with total freedom for future growth.
▼项目概览，general view © Ivo Tavares Studio
The building is characterized by 2 floors, which in their entirety have different characteristics. It comes down to a pure rectangular shape in which, roughly speaking, at its center is comprised the entire production area and on three of its sides (north, east and south) are located the rooms and offices and other spaces necessary for its correct functioning.
▼南立面，south facade © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼东立面，east facade © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼立面细节，facade detailed view © Ivo Tavares Studio
The standout point of the entire production area is its zenithal roof (sawtooth roof), providing constant stretches of natural light that diffuse during the day, thanks to its north orientation.
▼生产区域，production area © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼走廊，corridor © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼一层公共空间，public area © Ivo Tavares Studio
The administration offices were designed facing south, for the most privileged side of the Industrial Unit, where all the mass landscape that best characterizes this land and territory is concentrated. Since this is the most privileged side of the building, regarding the outdoors landscape, we opted for the design of a balcony that comprises all this side, so it would benefit the above-mentioned offices, as well being a great spot to invite clients for a small relaxing break.
▼办公区域，office area © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼办公区阳台，balcony © Ivo Tavares Studio
Still focusing on the relevance of the balcony and all the surrounding landscape, a sort of an “extension of the landscape” was attempted by making two circular slits in the slab, in such way that the vegetation on the lower floor would reach upwards. There is also a stone staircase that connects the balcony to the lower floor.
▼阳台圆洞，the circular slits © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼石砌的楼梯将阳台与下层空间连接起来，a stone staircase connects the balcony to the lower floor © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼楼梯细节，staircase © Ivo Tavares Studio
The basement floor is the main entrance to the building. Here we find two key areas: the entrance hall and one of the meeting rooms. Unlike the top floor, which occupies the entire shape of the installation (rectangle), this floor occupies only part of it, mainly for morphological reasons. This floor benefits from direct sunlight from the south, east and west side.
▼接待区，reception area © Ivo Tavares Studio
The balcony also has an important role on the entrance floor, providing shade to this area. A leisure space, for recreation and landscape contemplation, that is embellished by a solid stone bench, that also works as a landmark for the surroundings. Neighboring this bench, we have a green area punctuated by two cypress trees that rise through two circular holes and connect with the balcony, presenting it with more dynamism and different types of light.
▼入口区域，entrance area © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼户外休闲空间，outdoor leisure area © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼石砌长椅，stone bench © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼柏树的枝叶从两个圆形的孔洞中攀升 © Ivo Tavares Studio
two cypress treesrise through two circular holes and connect with the balcony
As requested by the client from the beginning, the intention was not to link the image of the Industrial Unit to a mere “warehouse”, but rather an architectural landmark that would represent the brand in the best possible way in the municipality.
▼阳台夜景，balcony night view © Ivo Tavares Studio
As the north façade does not provide any kind of entry point to the building, it was used to create a more dynamic representation of the brand “BRADCO”, since the main entrance is located in the opposite side (south). For that reason, the north façade works as a showcase for those who pass by. Granite, a typical stone from this region, was used to cover some of wall sections.
▼东立面和北立面，east façade & north façade © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼北立面，north façade © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼西立面，west façade © Ivo Tavares Studio
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan © Em Paralelo
▼二层平面图，first floor plan © Em Paralelo
▼屋顶平面图，roof plan © Em Paralelo
▼立面图，elevations © Em Paralelo
▼剖面图，section © Em Paralelo
Project name: BRADCO
Architecture Office: Em Paralelo
Main Architect: Cristina Vaz Santos and Paulo Rodrigues
Location: Castelo de Paiva
Year of conclusion: 2020
Total area: 5500m2
Architectural photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio