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I3S - New Facilities of the Institute for Innovation and Health Research
Reitoria da Universidade do Porto
Serôdio, Furtado & Associados, Arquitectos Lda
20157,58 m 2
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The building comprises a ground floor with living areas and common services with technical expertise, two upper floors, the largest area of research laboratories, arranged into functional units, and a basement floor where the person had the animal house, the warehouse area, as well as parking and technical areas. The volume of the compact and elongated floors of laboratories, swinging on the garden, is regularly punctuated by courtyards and lighting the laboratories. It follows that this distribution of the different areas not only gives meaning to the relationship with the existing building of IPATIMUP as contributing to an occupation of the land clear, compact, defining zones and free garden areas.
We used the exposed concrete as a structural material, capable of holding, cover, clothe and support that figure. That said, generally speaking, take up vertical elements of concrete (pillars or walls) supporting slabs, where possible, relaxed. Generally, the slabs are approximately 6 m span slabs allowing heights up to 30 cm thick, compatible with the solution to the floors.
Of great concern about the sustainability of the building, it studied a network of vertical and horizontal ducts which promote various kinds of solutions. There is a network infrastructure related to the specific needs of laboratories and research areas, sized and constructed to allow the system to be versatile and adaptable to future needs. Another network of ducts ensures natural ventilation to areas of greatest use. And another network of ducts also ensures the supply of air to equipment on the roof. Among those, high bodies, in particular areas of the console. These areas are supported by beams console variable inertia aligned with the facades, which receive loads of slabs above diluted by pillars in the front section with remote and compatible with the architectural solution.
The HVAC design strives to create centralized systems as a way to take advantage of economies of scale and more efficient power solutions, including those who use systems based on renewable energy, where economically feasible.