Residential Building at "Rua do Ouro"
S.C. Joaquim Ferreira dos Santos, Lda
Rogério Cavaca - Arquitectos, Lda
25673,50 m 2
The habitational building, located on the banks of the River Douro (Rua do Ouro), on the foothill of the Arrábida hillside consists of 8 raised floors and 2 underground floors for parking. The area of implantation is about 173.5x22sqm and the construction is anticipated to be in reinforced concrete and masonry.
The total establishment of the venture will imply large volumes of excavation, including one significant cut on the hillside leading to the formation of slopes with a highly accentuated inclination and high heights, even reaching approximately 27m. It will be necessary to resort to support structures of significant importance with a wide variety of support conditions and requests, given that the latter dictated the type of containment adopted for each situation.
The work to be carried out on the excavated side of the hillside will have a definitive nature and include solutions of Galvanized Steel Network “nailed” with Anchorage mesh and/or Rockboltings. The networks will be reinforced with steel cables and possibly with dynamic protection mesh and all the elements will be duly connected to the heads of rockboltings and anchorages. The replacement of the mesh with a reinforced concrete wall is anticipated at a lower level.