Furnas Central

Location 
Portugal
Azores
Date 
2012
Description 

This project was a challenge due to the imposed technical and territorial conditions. We tried to give a pragmatic response to the request, by reducing the impact of its implementation in this highly environmentally susceptible area.The concept behind the form was based on the formalisation of an imaginary forest, through a contemporary interpretation of a tree shape. Starting on an element that characterises this territory - the tree species - resulted in an fracture of the ethereal and shaping the form.We get this result by choosing carefully the materials and construction solutions adopted.The facade is coated with reflector glass supported by a surface structure, and a roofing garden that helps to mimic the surrounding landscape ensuring the environment integration.

Typology 
Name
Reversible Hydroelectric Power Station
Site
2.797 sqm
Stage
Preliminary Study
Client
EDA, TPF Planege
Author
HighPlan Portugal
Partner-in-charge
Maria Joao Domingues
Consultant
TPF Planege
Team
Maria João Domingues, Nuno Correia and Paulo Alcobia

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