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Burgo Tower

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Eduardo Souto de Moura
 
location Porto
function commercial space, office
contributed by Joao_Sousa

This office complex is located in the Avenida da Boavista, the biggest straight line avenue in Portugal that extends from "Casa da Música" till the Sea in West. This complex opens a large square between the two buildings, one horizontal and the other vertical. The square is occupied by a big sculpture by the Porto architect/sculptor Nadir de Afonso. The buildings were drawn with very simple shapes, following the influences of Mies and the Chicago buildings. The main interest about the building is its façade. Its skin is composed out of a single module that wraps all the volumes. That module was studied so it could fit on 2 different ways creating a glass façade and an opaque façade.

 

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pmoore66 says:
I believe the sculpture in the plaza is by Angelo de Sousa
10-Jun-11
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Burgo Tower
Address
Avenida da Boavista
Portugal
Public access unknown!
How to get there? In "Avenida da Boavista", from "Casa da Música" it's a 10 minute walk.
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Completion 2006
Floor area/size 34976 m2
Cost € 14111990,-
Architect, Interior architect, Urban plannerEduardo Souto de Moura
infrastructure consultantAFA Associados
services engineerAFA Associados
structural engineerAFA Associados
technical engineerAFA Associados
Client Douro Atlântico
 
Project ID 1620
Latitude/Longitude 41°09'38N 08°38'42W
Contributed by Joao_Sousa
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