Auditoriums for Azores University Campus
Ponta Delgada, Açores
Universidade dos Açores
inês lobo - arquitectos, Lda
1610,00 m 2
The design of the structure of the Body of Auditorium Campus of the University of the Azores was jointly developed taking into account both the constraints of space occupation and the ways defined by the architecture or the needs of the building to provide adequate capacity to withstand the high forces seismic character due to its location in the Azores.
The building of 56.5 * 28.5m2 develops in almost all its extension plan, buried or semi-buried, highlighting only the bodies of two small amphitheaters building and bar, all-metal structure.
Whether for reasons relating to architectural design of the building, either because the building was found buried in a large part of its extent, its elements are almost exclusively portant vertical walls, in addition to providing support ace slab of reinforced concrete (ranging from 8m) and prestressed (ranging from 22m??) of each of the floors and roof, also carry out functions of earth retaining structure and locking elements against horizontal actions.