Exhibition gallery and environmental laboratory
The building marks the entrance to a new urban park in Vila Nova de Gaia, drawing a promontory over the riverside landscape. Inside, there are visitor support spaces, exhibition rooms and an environmental monitoring laboratory.
The internal route is made by two intersecting galleries, one low, opaque and elevated – with a window facing the river -, the other tall and transparent, relating to the surrounding natural space.
The Center is entirely built in wood.
[4th Prize in public competition; with a.s* – atelier de santos]