Party Hall is one of the project featured in this book. The building provides a strong relationship with its natural surroundings. To minimise its visual impact, the building is raised up from the ground. The glass, its predominant material, brings its inside and outside closer together.
Both the ceiling and the inside floor paving white colour intends to visually frame the landscape. The support bathroom stands as a unique element to destabilise the whole proposal serenity, with the red of its inside fittings as a counterpoint to the whole building white colour.
+ Project credits / data
Project: Party Hall
Location: Cortes, Leiria, Portugal
Architect: José Marini Bragança | http://www.marinibraganca.com
Architecture, Co-authored: Helena Veludo
Project team, Preliminary study: Carla Sousa
Project execution: Carla Sousa, Sílvia Costa
Stability: Joaquim luís Vieira Pereira
Water and sewage: Joaquim luís Vieira Pereira
Electrical installations and Communications: Álvaro lopes
HVaC Mechanical installations: GRAUCElSIUS – Vasco Pedroso
Acoustic Conditioning: ACÚSTICA & AMBIENtE – Martins Silva
Client: QT.ª ST.º ANTÓNIO do FREIXO
+ About José Marini Bragança
José Marini Bragança was born in 1956. He studied at Lourenço Marques, now Maputo, Mozambique. In 1980, he finished the School of Architecture, University of Lisbon.
He collaborated in the projects for Lisbon Airport’s Aerogare 2 and in the Agrarian School of Bragança. In 1981, he established his own office, and in 1985 he moved to Leiria. He worked for the City Council until 1993 and, among other; he designed the Arrabalde da Ponte Detail Plan, the Mercado Santana revamp project and the project for 20 pre-primary schools.
He won the 2nd place in the competition for the Monument to the 25th of April in Damaia, Lisbon and in the project for 100 houses in Pinhal Novo, Setúbal. He participated in the competition for the building of the Soure Biennale, Coimbra. He participated as a co-author in the project for the new dining hall in the Foreigner Business Ministry and designed the preliminary plan for the Territorial Order in Mouchão da Póvoa with an area of 1300 he, both in Lisbon.
He won the 3rd place in the competition for rehabilitation of Mercado Santana and following an invitation he participated in the final project for PP1 Leiria’s Polis Programme. He designed projects for: Lubrigaz headquarters agent of VW and AUDI cars;; buildings for the car sector, furnishing, health, food industry, sports and apartment blocs with a highlight on the housing and services building in Leiria – finalist in the National Competition of Brick in Architecture. In 2007 he won as a co-author the competition for the entrance of Peralta’s Beach in Lourinhã, Peniche, in 2008 received an honourable mention off international completion for Parco Scientifico Tecnologico Parma – Italy.