Collective Housing in São Francisco Borja

Almada, 2022

Architects

João Branco + Paula del Río

Collaborators

Marco Silva

Inês Massano

3d

OMG Design

2nd Prize

Competition

The project, for 72 apartments with private parking, is organized in 3 buildings with 5 floors. The implantation of buildings, perpendicular to the slope, solves the various connections with the streets and allows the expansion and arranging of the existing public park to the east.

The urban solution creates new passages and optimize the existing ones, completing and reinforcing the pedestrian crossings. The public spaces become more fluid, safer and more attractive and inclusive.

The buildings are organized with north-south orientation, therefore all apartments benefit from cross natural ventilation and large balconies to the south.

The structure and infrastructures of the buildings are organized into compact cores, releasing all the remaining space for flexible appropriation by the residents.