Constantino Nery Theatre
Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos
ATELIER 15 arquitectura, Lda
2627,00 m 2
Constantino Nery Theatre, located on Avenida de Serpa Pinto in Matosinhos, was completely rebuilt in a property with an area of approximately 16.0 meters to 44.0meters, keeping the existing facade. The social areas are located along the front facade, including a multipurpose space in the central building of the amphitheater with retractable seats, followed by the stage with two balconies and the web in higher levels.
In the vertically of the stage we have in the rooftop a rehearsal room with the equipment of the special facilities in her coverage. The control room is mobile to allow greater flexibility in the use of multipurpose space and the amphitheater. The building has two basements, the second with a small area in the continuity of the stage.
The resistant structure of the building is generally constituted by reinforced concrete elements, with two longitudinal walls of 35cm thick slabs and locked by transverse slabs and walls. In the limit of the property, opposite to the main façade has a nucleus of reinforced concrete composed by a stairwell and elevator, linking the six floors. The terraces and the web are made of steel, the slab of experimental room is mixed, eliminating the need for bracing on the ground. The regie is materialized by a three-dimensional lattice.
The excavation of two caves was executed using a curtain of microcuttings with provisory anchor, that crosses sandy alluvial lands until the granite formations to six feet deep.
In construction site it was decided to dismantle and rebuild the facade to keep due to the difficulty of access of equipment and materials to the construction area.