PINC Pavilion at University of Porto

PINC Pavilion at University of Porto

PINC - Pole for the Creative Industries of Park of Science and Technology, University of Porto - quickly became a space of great dynamism of Porto. A recognized center for the creation and production of events.

It became necessary to create a meeting point, aggregating all who work there - its customers, partners and friends. A space that should be open and flexible, able to serve as pantry for the everyday meals, but also for the moments of relaxation or discussion, meeting and training, this new building should serve all sorts of events.

This leads to the new PINC Pavilion, built in a forgotten centennial garden, a romantic memory of the old Quinta do Mirante. Designed by Clínica de Arquitectura, the pavilion is drawn with an open and permeable structure, framed by existing trees. A structure without any coating, inspired by the images of the timeless ruins.

Inside of the pavilion, by contrast, warm colors of wood based panels and the red doors create a welcoming environment. At night, this environment expands to the garden by the hand of warm light, which overflows to outside through the glass surfaces.

Photography: Alexandre Delmar

Clínica de Arquitectura

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