Student Housing at Polo II, Universidade de Coimbra
Main objectives of the projectThe project involves recreating the shape of a triangular and sloped site by organizing the lower levels. A tower, reaching the maximum height permitted on the campus, is constructed on this platform and complements other nearby buildings. The primary requirement is to create modules with double bedrooms and living rooms. In the tower, the bedrooms face east, offering a view, while on the ground floor, they overlook the canteen. In the lower levels, the bedrooms are arranged around a cloister. A two-level space connects the tower and the main living room through a sloping structure. The walls are divided into two groups: the blind walls made of split concrete blocks, determining the height of the building, and the walls with windows clad in wood sheets that incorporate the window portals' measurements. Unlike the white buildings on the campus, this structure blends harmoniously with the surrounding pine forest.
- 2000: Construcción
- Arquitecto: Aires Mateus e Associados