Design Factory


A factory for the city.... a space to create and share your creativity with the world, learning with the others in a funny way.
A building that needs to communicate with the city and to interact with its day life appears to us like an organic block, which lands smoothly in the central square of the city. The massive form loses its weight by not touching the ground in a clear invitation to pedestrians to come across and get involved into its shape.
The interior is thought as some kind of a functional spiral around a huge central void, exploring the idea of constant sharing through a slight transparency diluted in a lacy structure, suggesting the tree branches in a dense forest.

  • Project Year:
  • Area: 4000m2
  • Site: Paredes | Portugal
  • Code: 09FDIP
  • Coordinators:
  • Henrique Marques | Architect
  • Rui Dinis | Architect
  • Collaborators:
  • José Oliveira | Architect
  • Pedro Silva | Architect
  • Sérgio Rocha | Architect
  • Rui Rodrigues | Architect
  • Rui Miguel | Architect
  • Financial Director:
  • Carla Duarte | CFO
  • Photograph: João Morgado