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Steelform Factory – The Concrete Defines the Industrial Building

Steelform Factory - The Concrete Defines the Industrial Building

Project: Steelform Factory
Architects: Atelier d’Arquitectura Lopes da Costa
Team: José A. Lopes da Costa,Tiago Meireles, Rita Gonçalves
Location: Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal
Year: 2020
Photo Credits: Ivo Tavares Studio
Text by Atelier Lopes da Costa

The Steelform project consists of expanding the existing factory unit to the west and south, with the construction of a new pavilion and an administrative building.

Steelform Factory - The Concrete Defines the Industrial Building

The site’s configuration contributed to the adopted solution, which sought to maximize the area of the industrial nave, leaving the southern part of the site for the administrative area. This area lies along the new proposed street, giving rise to a curved concrete building, marked by vertical aluminum profiles, which sought to differentiate itself from the industrial volume, highlighting its function as an administrative area.

Steelform Factory - The Concrete Defines the Industrial Building

The east corridor, which covers the industrial nave, connects the administrative area to the existing building. With a strong plastic component, relating to the mold industry, it sought, by means of its language, to convey a concept of contemporaneity while associating the company’s brand.

Steelform Factory - The Concrete Defines the Industrial Building

About Atelier Lopes da Costa
The Atelier Lopes da Costa, headquartered in Ovar since 1989, has wide experience in designing projects of architecture and urbanism, as well as interior design, recoveries, remodelling and landscaping.
Concerned about the quality and accuracy of our services, we are keen to ensure technical assistance from the beginning of the project until the final completion of the work.

Steelform Factory - The Concrete Defines the Industrial Building

Steelform Factory - The Concrete Defines the Industrial Building

Steelform Factory - The Concrete Defines the Industrial Building

Steelform Factory - The Concrete Defines the Industrial Building

Steelform Factory - The Concrete Defines the Industrial Building

Steelform Factory - The Concrete Defines the Industrial Building

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