建筑位于Costa Nova海岸沙滩与Nossa Senhora da Saúde大街中间的沙丘地带。四通八达的木质栈道跨越了沙丘，连接着城市与大海。建筑的东侧沿街道分布着低矮的公寓楼。尽管沙丘的遮挡阻断了街道和海洋间的视觉联系，但周边的一切都暗示着海洋就在并不遥远的前方。
The building is located on the Costa Nova dunes, between the beach and the Avenue Nossa Senhora da Saúde leading to it. The sand is cut by a wide net of wooden walkways, which go over the dunes and allow pedestrian crossing from the urban cluster to the beach. To the east, the street is mainly composed by small apartment buildings, two or three stories high. At street level there’s no actual sea view but one can sense its presence beyond the dune.
▽ 建筑，城市与海洋，Building, city and the sea
The new building, with its multifunction profile and symbolic and public presence, proposes to take its place as an end piece for both the bordering buildings and the natural place. It is intended to accommodate the new health care center, a social center, and a show room for exhibitions and other public events. The intervention translates an outset based on four themes: the traditional “palheiro” construction technique, the pedagogy of building over dunes, the “landscape-building” as part of a physical and visual route to the sea, and the agrarian land-holding structure as morphological matrix.
▽ 外观，external view
One of the main conceptual assumptions behind the current project is Costa Nova’s original building typology. The project wishes to reinterpret, in a clearly contemporary way, Costa Nova’s characteristic and ancestral ways of looking at a place and building it. This is why the whole construction, made entirely of wood, as the original “palheiros”, seats on a semi-buried foundation mesh in reinforced concrete, as to stable the building that will “hover” over the dune. This conceptual strategy also aims to take advantage of building on a lower ground by creating a convenient and flowing connection to the rooftop where one can enjoy a wide ocean view. As a counterweight, and following natural topography, the public walkway stretches into the heart of the building, creating a new wooden public square, as a forecourt, that leads the visitor inside and protects from the wind.
▽ 建筑入口广场，forecourt and the entrance
▽ 通向屋顶的坡道，connection to the rooftop
▽ 屋顶看向海洋，rooftop, view to the sea
▽ 屋顶看向城市，rooftop, view to the city
▽ 建筑与微微露出地表的基础，building seats on the semi-buried foundation
▽ 总平面图，site plan
▽ 一层平面，ground floor
▽ 二层平面，first floor
Owner: Câmara Municipal de Ílhavo
Location: Avenida da Nossa Senhora da Saúde, Costa Nova, Aveiro, Portugal
Project: Costa Nova Social and Cultural Center
Architecture: ARX Portugal: Nuno Mateus e José Mateus c/ João Dantas, Ricardo Guerreiro, Sofia Raposo, Emanuel Rebelo, Fábio Cortês, Filipe Cardoso, Bruno Martins, Fábio Rosado, Sara Nieto, Héctor Bajo, Baptiste Fleury, Ana Fontes, Luís Marques, Joana Pedro
Technical team: SAFRE; PEN; António Paiva Fernandes
Drawings: ARX Portugal
English Text: ARX Portugal
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