Domus Municipalis: a place for meditation and reunion

Year: 2015

Site location: Porto, Portugal

Nationality: Italian

City and date of birth: Marco Formenti. Actually living in Porto working on master thesis. Born in Bergamo. Italy 24.05.1990 | Luca Bosco- Actually living in Porto working on masterthesis.Born in Bergamo. Italy 09.04.1990

University / Institution : Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto

Contacts: marcoformenti.mail@gmail.com | lucabosco231@gmail.com

 

Go! Architecture is a students competition organized by the students association of FAUP in which the participants have to present a project in 48 hours.

For Luca Bosco and Marco Formenti, having a project in the heart of Porto’s old and medieval city, the fragments from the history were very important to define where to implant their building.

From the medieval tower and the remaining nearby arcades, they were able to redefine the hierarchy in the public space, generating a small square.

Axonometric Perspective | © Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

Axonometric Perspective |
© Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

This square had a scale that facilitates the definition of the entry to the new building, being important for the transition to the main public space.

Section | © Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

Section |
© Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

The decision to valorize the immense basement, where the Cathedral is settled, made possible to draw a garden in a lower platform and also define the drawing of Pena Ventosa street.

The height of the walls wants to recall the presence of the old walls that once existed near this place.

Interior Perspective | © Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

Interior Perspective |
© Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

The building organization aims to ensure living space in the upper level, an cafeteria with its own terrace and a view to the garden and three cells projected to the public space .

Level 1 Plan | Riverside Operative Unit © Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

Level 1 Plan | Riverside Operative Unit
© Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

Level 0 Plan | © Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

Level 0 Plan |
© Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

Exterior Perspective | © Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

Exterior Perspective |
© Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti

Author: Luca Bosco, Marco Formenti