Ponte de Lima, Portugal · 2014
Ocupational Activities Center · renovation
The renovation of an old school building in order to accommodate an occupational activities center for disabled people. The building area remains the same, with the exception of a small extension on the north part of the building which accommodates the sanitary facilities and the change rooms.
All the area previously occupied by the porch is transformed in a multipurpose room for the user’s activities. All the spaces have become free of any physical barrier and the space has become more fluid. It was a concern that the building can maintain a direct relationship with the exterior, in order to enjoy them and use them and therefore guarantee its maintenance.
The renovation of the building also intends to resolve some constructive problems in the existing building and that were inadequate to its actual requirements.
Paulo Vale Afonso, André Rocha
AAPEL - Associação Pessoa Especial Limiana