Douro Marina

Douro Marina by Barbosa & Guimarães Architects




Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos

Foz do Douro, the magical place where the river merges with the sea, honoring the history and tradition of a people closely related to marine navigation, a private investor plans to build a new marina.

Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos

Installed at the edge of Gaia, this new equipment clearly exceeds its nautical component, creating a set of complementary services and activities, relevant to the economic and social value of the urban area in which it belongs.

Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos

The organization and hierarchy of this new space is achieved through the implementation of three new buildings.

Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos

A linear building, which stretches along the existing car park, defining the boundary between pedestrian and automobile, in balance with two perpendicular buildings that are suspended in the slope, linking paths at the highest level with the existing marginal route at the lower level.

Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos

Distributed by a two-storey volumetry, the longitudinal building integrates the reception, changing rooms, workshops, administration offices, secretarial, two training rooms, meeting room and a set of commercial spaces.

Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos

The two perpendicular buildings, also with a two-storey height, will be occupied by a restaurant on the first building and a spa/gym in the second building. Source by Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects.

Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos

Location: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Architects: Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects
Architect In Charge: José António Barbosa, Pedro Lopes Guimarães
Collaborators: Miguel Pimenta, Paula Fonseca, José Marques, Henrique Dias, Mafalda Santiago, Pedro Araújo, Frederico Roeber, Nuno Pereira, Marta Pupo, Ana Oliveira, Diana Bizarro, Filipa Ferreira, Carlos Ribeiro, Joana Carvalho, Joana Pinto, Tiago Sousa
Structural: Época, Lda
Hydraulic: Época, Lda
Electrical: Rga
Mechanical: Rga
Construction Company: Grupo Mca
Work Director: Ricardo Barbosa
Site Area: 1.384 m2
Area: 2230.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Client: M. Couto Alves – Marina De Gaia, Lda.
Photographs: José Campos

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Douro Marina
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Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos
Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos
Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos
Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos
Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos
Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos
Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos
Douro Marina
Photo © José Campos

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