Previously featured in Thisispaper, Aires Mateus is an acclaimed architectural practice with the headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal. The studio gained worldwide recognition thanks to its unquotable language of design and a distinctive aesthetic. Presented below is the latest project of the studio photographed by Nelson Garrido.
Meeting Centre in Grândola is a building of 670 m² situated in Grândola, a small city in Portugal. The project was commissioned by Santa the Casa da Misericórdia de Grândola and stands out with its form from the nearby historic buildings.
The architects standing behind the project — Manuel Aires Mateus and Francisco Aires Mateus, designed a modern structure while respecting the local architectural typology. „The context in its distances, alignments, proportions, define the mass. The program determines the project. A meeting centre for large gatherings or small groups. The ceiling, in its variations and geometry answers the program. A complete horizontal clearness outlines the space as a whole, which as atmosphere opposes to the weight of the vertical voids. The support functions deepen the external and peripheral wall. The final image is determined by the interaction of internal space and occupied façade,”share their thoughts on the project the architects.