The project adapted two warehouses with independent accesses located in Alto dos Barronhos, in Carnaxide, inside a warehouse unit of a road signage company. The warehouse dimensions are 9.50 m wide by 27.30 m long and 11 m height. The main objective was to create a metal profile structure away from the existing walls, allowing natural light entrance through the roof in all working spaces. All constructing systems used were standard and low cost, respecting the client’s cost control wishes and the constructing process previously defined when building the existing warehouse: walls in prefabricated concrete panels covered by zinc plates and polycarbonate panels.
All ventilation, telecommunications and electricity infrastructures are behind low and long furniture, which were painted red. The containers with the sanitary facilities and kitchen were covered with a reflecting blue film, often used by the company in road signage.
“ Our experience with José Adrião Arquitetos started with the studio’s enthusiasm on accepting the challenge of constructing a workplace out of an empty warehouse that included our offices, production of road signs, goods storage and a area for meals.
Communication was simple and ongoing; the work was monitored from the beginning until its conclusion.
The water, electricity, AVAC, communication and alarm infrastructure works were constructed and were perfectly integrated without any design change.
The visual impact couldn’t have been better and can be seen by those who visit us. The project is quite interesting and appealing, the facade was untouched (by imposition of the City Hall), which causes a strong impact where one cannot imagine the profound intervention that the warehouse has underwent. We have received several comments from clients, collaborators and suppliers that even today have congratulated us on the project by the studio José Adrião.
We are therefore quite pleased with the result and we will surely make use of the studio during our next move!”
Pedro Costa Martins
LOCATION CARNAXIDE, OEIRAS
CLIENT GRUPO PROFOR
ARCHITECTURE JOSÉ ADRIÃO – PRINCIPAL
CARLA GONÇALVES, RICARDO ABOIM INGLEZ, TATIANA MOURISCA, TIAGO MOTA
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER ARA
SERVICES ENGINEER ACRIBIA
CLIMATIZATION CONSULTING GUILHERME C. GRAÇA
QUANTITY SURVEYOR PERFECTUS
EMPREITEIRO GERAL X – LOG CONSTRUÇÃO, LDA
SITE SUPERVISION PERFECTUS
GROSS FLOOR AREA 800M2
PHOTOGRAPHY DANIEL MALHÃO, JOSÉ ADRIÃO