Aires Mateus is an Architecture practice based in Lisboa, Portugal, founded by Manuel Aires Mateus. We already talked about the studio for their “House in Leiria” project.

Located in Grândola, a small town in Portugal’s Setúbal district, the community meeting center has been designed as a monolithic, white structure with a trapeze-shaped plan. Sharp cuts into its façade provide entrances and windows that face the historic buildings next to the site. The single-storey building is characterized by its complex ceiling structure: the interior has natural light coming from openings in the roof, that create vertical voids in contrast with the space horizontality. The building includes an area for exhibitions, a cafeteria, and supporting sanitary facilities.


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