Neiva Cinema Theatre
Vila do Conde, Portugal
Munícipio de Vila do Conde
Arq. Maia Gomes
5930,00 m 2
afaconsult's intervention in the Project regarding the Restoration and Enlargement of the Cine-Teatro Neiva was confined to the Project of Foundations, Structure and Mechanic Installations, based on the Vila do Conde Town Hall's guidelines, that intended to preserve the Southern and Eastern façades, along with the restructuring of the whole interior space thus creating an auditorium with the capacity to seat 741 people.
The structural solution adopted was composed, globally by bulky slabs supported monolithically on walls and pillars of reinforced concrete, with the exception of the Southern area of the building where the slabs are lightened using light concrete blocks. For the covering of the stage and the audience a solution of mixed slabs was adopted, with a metallic plate supported on metallic profile that act as mixed beams in the final because of their link to the slab through connectors.
In the pavement of both the audience and balconies a solution for a bulky slab in reinforced concrete was adopted to support the steps, forming a necessary emptiness for the circulation of air conditioning in the room.
Due to the existence of water on a superior level to the base of the building (-2.50 level relatively to the street), a slab with a reinforced concrete base, being punctually used micro stakes to restrain the lifting of some vertical elements.