The Rowing High Performance Centre in Pocinho is located in one of the most beautiful and idyllic valleys in the world – the Douro valley – one of the places of choice for champions of this sport.
The project is structured into three key components: Social Zone, Housing and Training. The entire project fuses with the reinterpretation of two secular elements of landscape construction in Douro Valley: the walled terraced, a recurrent form of “inhabiting” this place, and the great white volumes of large production units, deployed along the terrain, are formally complex and diverse volumetrically.
Architecture: Alvaro Andradre
Client: Vila Nova de Foz Côa Municipality
Contractor: Manuel Vieira e Irmãos Lda
Area: 8000 sqm
Photography: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography