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Architects: Henrique Marques / Rui Dinis
Client: Associação de Municípios do Vale do Sousa
Photographer: FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
Preserving the identity of the site and the characteristics of the building in question gave us the motto for intervention.
The proposed space appears as a "house inside a house". A massive volume landed into the existing space replicating the geometry of the shape.
To this volume is subtracted the main area resulting in a kind of square, a point of reunion, separating the different functions of the space.
The largest of the two volumes houses an informal auditorium, while the second contains an information desk with a storeroom and toilet tucked behind.