Design intentions Cultural and Sports Center Previdente: the development of the intervention on the initial property of Indústrias Metálicas Previdente, S.A.R.L. has the underlying theme of Planning with the Place of Industry. | The project consists in the rehabilitation, requalification and renovation of the natural and built spaces of the factory created in 1957. Located in Sobralinho and within the industrial axis Sacavém-Vila Franca Xira, the initial property has 327040 square meters and the built area is 37 700 square meters. | The Interventions Methodology is based on an operating principle with three parts: 1. the rehabilitation and maintenance of buildings corresponding to the Initial Phase of the built area (1957- 1962); 2. renovation and requalification of the buildings from the after earlier Phases, through freer interventions, always respecting the Construction Primary Elements of Construction – the structural ones;
3. two operations of demolition based on the concept of Structuring Memory of the Project – non built drawings and historical documents. | The proposed functional program is subordinated to a Cultural and Sports Center, taking advantage of some existing areas, such as the Reception, Administration, Nursery, Medical Services, Balnearies and Refectory. The proposal for sports equipments includes two indoor tennis, gymnasium, indoor sports field, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and all the needed technical and administrative dependencies.
In the cultural domain, the program explores the Art Factory Concept with a Library a Book shop, a Showroom, a Photographic Studio, a Sculpture and Drawing Area, an Open Theater Scene, dressing rooms, Temporary Housing Modules and all the needed technical dependencies.
Technical data Portugal - Vila Franca de Xira : Sobralinho : Rehabilitation: total area - 327 040 sq mt; built area - 37 700 sq mt