On the groundfloor the space for the toilets has been dug into the rock, enhancing the idea of a strong spacial and material link with the pre-existence. On the ground floor also the cafeteria/bar area is inhabited by the exposed rock on one side and by the new concrete atmosphere on the other. On the upper floor there is a dinning room and a double height lounge bar area in dialogue with the ground floor.
Entre Portas , Pinhel, Portugal
Program: café and restaurant
Architects: depA Architects – Luís Sobral, Carlos Azevedo, João Crisóstomo
Team: Luís Sobral, Carlos Azevedo, João Crisóstomo, Margarida Leitão, Miguel Santos, Sara Pontes, Francisco Crisóstomo, André Oliveira
Structural and hydraulic engineering: NCREP
Electrical engineering: CPX
Area: 280 sqm