MEIC Vila do Conde
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The MEIC Vila do Conde exists within the ruin wall of the Drawing House. The constructive principle is based on the modular structural cage on pre-casted concrete. This structure is repeated, until constituting a group of modules that form a set. A pre-casted concrete skin covers all the exterior spaces and involves the structure of the building, giving the notion of a uniform and abstract group. The wrapping acts as a plastic element, which involves the construction, extending its limits to the exterior, creating a square. Therefore, building and square become one element, with the same language and rhythms. The idea of pre-manufacture of the concrete modules is to emphasise a much more clean and profitable execution on site, according to environmental issues by MEIC.