Ingote Civic Centre
Câmara Municipal de Coimbra e Fundação ADFP
jlcg arquitectos, Lda
15420,00 m 2
The Project of the Civic Centre of Ingote, in the city of Coimbra, is divided in two components that are clearly differentiated between them: a residential zone and social service area that consists of three modules (one of them integrates an indoor swimming pool, physiotherapy installations and auxiliary services), and the Civic Center itself, composed of three buildings: a multipurpose Auditorium, a Sports Pavilion and an Administrative Building.
The solutions for each of the equipments are clearly distinct, giving priority to the space modularity, economy and simplicity of constructive infrastructure in the residential area. The functionality and flexibility in the Administrative Building and Sports Pavilion and the greater audacity and complexity in the Auditorium – that has an area that is significantly 'above' the ground and loose from the hillside in which it is located, due to the building's configuration (in cantilever) of its reinforced concrete walls.
It is important to emphasize the energetic optimization of the buildings – it being either due to the meticulous and wise choice of structural and insulating materials, or due to the passive ventilation solutions and natural illumination.