Multipurpose Complex in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
Câmara Municipal das Caldas da Rainha
Souto Moura Arquitectos, SA
19483,00 m 2
Responsible of the set of projects of all Engineerings incorporated into Architect Eduardo Souto de Moura's team for the Caldas da Rainha Multiuse Complex. First place was achieved.
This Building is approximately (68x55) m. It has a extensive and demanding programme consisting of two Auditoriums (one with 600 seats and the other with 150 seats), a Concert Cafe along with Exhibition and Rehearsal Halls.The use of very efficient and particularly studied solutions from a mechanical premises and acoustic point of view is stressed. These solutions had influence not only on the Architecture but also on all the specialities, especially on the Structures.
The Project also includes an Underground Parking with 5 levels materialised by a continuous helical flooring system, without ramps with this specific operation.
Besides this particularity, the choice of a very functional solution of large free spans between walls (over 15 meters) using precast and prestressed slabs without any internal pillar alignment whatsoever is highlighted.