"Quinta da Avenida" Office Building
1946 - Imobiliária, SA
Souto Moura Arquitectos, SA
6180,00 m 2
The Quinta da Aveninda Joint-venture – Lote 29, regards the construction of a building that is situated near the Avenida da Boavista, in front of the Parque da Cidade in the city of Porto. With two basement levels and a ground floor, all the implementation area of the complex, various disperse 'Blocs' of one or two floors implemented on top of the roof of the ground floor produced an original architectonic conception.
The two basement levels (level -2 and -1) are destined to become a parking spaces and storage compartments available for shops on the ground floor. The various 'blocs' are designed to become offices. All of the levels are interlinked vertically by two nucleus staircases with a lift each. The access of vehicles to the -1 floor is achieved by the Avenida da Boavista.
The existence of running water under the -1 floor slab, associated to the characteristics of the soil over the slab of level -2 (muddy sands with a high permeability) lead to the necessary construction of a joint foundation slab over the soil. Over this slab, and with the interposition of an embankment and drainage membrane layer involving the surrounding buried drainage and sanitation net, exists a pavement slab that is 'loose' from the structure.