Companies Incubation Centre fom the Minho Business Institute
Instituto Empresarial do Minho
Manuel Graça Dias e Egas José Vieira Arquitectos Contemporânea, Lda
2200,00 m 2
This building will be a Companies Incubator in the parish of Soutelo, Municipality of Vila Verde, district of Braga. The is an initiative of the Minho Business Institute, located in a field with 7 015.00m2, in the east side of the Braga road.
With a little bit more than 2 000m2, a template of 9.00me and an implantation area of 1222m2, the building has two floors above the floor and one below. It has two wings of central corridor, like a kind of "L", following two major directions of the land (the parallel to EN 101 which is both at North / South and parallelism in relation to the southern boundary, NW / SE), having the lobby as a union point. In addition to the "areas of incubation" the building has collective areas such as general offices, administration, bar and multipurpose room.
The structural solution adopted is made up of concrete pavement slabs, lightened with prestressed beams and ceramic blocks, supported by apparent beams (inserted in the false ceilings) and pillars of reinforced concrete. This type of option is justified by economic reasons and by the constructive simplicity, having a careful coordination with other specialties to ensure “way channels "of infrastructures without the crossing of apparent beams.
In terms of heating and air conditioning, the spans of the several rooms will be treated according with the main quadrant and in concordance with the legal thermal comfort requirements and with the requirements for air conditioning.
In general, the companies rooms, administrative rooms, meetings rooms and cafeteria are thermally treated by centralised systems of direct expansion, the type of variable refrigerant volume - a version of heat pump, that allows the cooling or heating of those spaces.
The environment treatment of the multipurpose room, because of its use and independent functioning, will be made by a unit of the type roof-top with heat recovery. The cooling of the passageways and of the several rooms from the building will be carried out through natural openings and/or grilles in doors lower level. This is possible, in the rooms, because they have glass spans that communicate directly with the outside world which facilitates the mechanisms of natural ventilation.