Urbo Business Centre

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Commercial Architecture
Firm LocationBraga, Portugal
CompanyNuno Capa | arquitecto
Lead ArchitectNuno Capa
Design TeamHelder Gonçalves, Nuno Bessa, Catarina Rego, Anabela Rodrigues

This is a 25.600 sq.m. building for offices and services in Matosinhos, Portugal, comprising eight floors: six above ground, for offices, and two basement levels, for car parking. The double entrance in opposite facades, establishing an inner crossing line and a seamless merging of both entrances in a foyer reaching 24m height reinforced by a wide skylight, produces visual relationships across the floors, the workspaces and the circulation areas. The façade is enhanced by the composition of the night lighting and the arrangement of the rhythmic elements discloses melodic interpretations.