Rowing High Performance Centre \ Alvaro Andrade & MPT

• January 19, 2014 • Comments (1)

Joao Morgado shared with us his recent photography of the Rowing High Performance Centre.

Designed by Alvaro Andrade, in coordination with MPT, the Rowing High Performance Centre in Pocinho is located in one of the most beautiful and idyllic valleys in the world – the Douro valley – one of the places of choice for champions of this sport.

JM CentroAltoRendimento 203 640x426 Rowing High Performance Centre \ Alvaro Andrade & MPT

courtesy Joao Morgado

JM CentroAltoRendimento 207 640x426 Rowing High Performance Centre \ Alvaro Andrade & MPT

courtesy Joao Morgado

JM CentroAltoRendimento 167 640x960 Rowing High Performance Centre \ Alvaro Andrade & MPT

courtesy Joao Morgado

The project is structured into three key components: Social Zone, Housing and Training. The entire project fuses with the reinterpretation of two secular elements of landscape construction in Douro Valley: the walled terraced, a recurrent form of “inhabiting” this place, and the great white volumes of large production units, deployed along the terrain, are formally complex and diverse volumetrically.

JM CentroAltoRendimento 154 640x426 Rowing High Performance Centre \ Alvaro Andrade & MPT

courtesy Joao Morgado

JM CentroAltoRendimento 107 640x960 Rowing High Performance Centre \ Alvaro Andrade & MPT

courtesy Joao Morgado

JM CentroAltoRendimento 103 640x960 Rowing High Performance Centre \ Alvaro Andrade & MPT

courtesy Joao Morgado

+ Project facts

Architecture: Alvaro Andradre
Coordination: MPT
Client: Vila Nova de Foz Côa Municipality
Contractor: Manuel Vieira e Irmãos Lda
Area: 8000 sqm
PhotographyJoao Morgado – Architecture Photography

+ All images courtesy Joao Morgado

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