Valdemar Coutinho creates brutalist Portuguese sports complex
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Legacy Leisure
Windsor
Jubilee Hall Trust
Great Earning Potential!
Hampstead, London, UK
Xercise4Less
£18,000 basic plus commission and bonus [OTE £31K – 41K]
National role, United Kingdom
Inspiring healthy lifestyles
£20,617 + Commission
Selby, UK
Lambeth Council
£20 – £25 per hour
Lambeth, London, UK

Valdemar Coutinho creates brutalist Portuguese sports complex

Job opportunities
Darrick Wood School
£8.78 per hour
location: Orpington, UK
University of the West of England
Competitive Salary & Benefits
location: Bristol, UK
more jobs

Portuguese architectural practice Valdemar Coutinho Arquitecos have created a dramatic new 7,000sq ft (650sq m) sports complex in the Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal, with a focus on greys, sharp edges and angles.

The complex, called Atlantic Pavilion, with its brutalist-style facade, was commissioned by the local council.

Entrance doorways are topped by a rectangular structure with two large recessed windows.

These have deeply champfered frames, drawing the eye and creating more angular dimensions.

Grey is used inside and out, with interiors matching much of the facade. The building has natural light on interior walkways and in the café.

The architects say the grey palette “Alludes to the crustaceans on the beaches of Viana do Castelo and is reflective of the local coastline." Tiles throughout the building were designed by Mario Rocha.

The complex functions mainly as a centre for basketball and volleyball.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Portuguese architectural practice Valdemar Coutinho Arquitecos have created a new 7,000sq ft (650sq m) sports complex in the Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal with a focus on greys, sharp edges and angles.
CLD,SAR,PRO,ARC,DES,DEV,PHR
THUMB28764_497928.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 37,897
18 Sep 2018
Celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls’ new £20m (US$26.3m, €22.5m) adventure attraction in Birmingham, UK, has opened its doors to the public, with Grylls promising to bring ... More
18 Sep 2018
A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has been created to highlight the effects of "overtourism", also helping the world's cities ... More
18 Sep 2018
A new boutique fitness concept has entered the booming London fitness market today (18 September). FirstLight Cycle – an indoor cycling concept – has opened ... More
17 Sep 2018
Museums Galleries Scotland has launched an initiative looking to address the lack of accessible entry routes into museum jobs for non-university graduates. The scheme will ... More
17 Sep 2018
Colin Chong, Everton Football Club's recently appointed stadium development director, has claimed that the club's new home will have a transformative effect on the entire ... More
17 Sep 2018
Veteran skincare professionals Julio Lamberty and Laurie Nicoll Nord have joined forces to launch Luxury Wellness International, a new skincare company that aims to create ... More
MyZone
MyZone
17 Sep 2018
UK Athletics (UKA) chief executive Niels de Vos will step down at the end of September, following more than a decade in the role. During ... More
17 Sep 2018
Simon Devane, CEO of sports injury clinic Pure Sports Medicine, has revealed plans to take the brand outside of London – hinting that the company ... More
14 Sep 2018
An inclusive multi-sports centre has opened at the St Andrew’s School in Pangbourne, Berkshire. Developed in consultation with disability sports charity SportsAble, the £4m facility ... More
14 Sep 2018
Developer Moda has signed a pioneering partnership with wellness company Hero, which will look to create "the UK's healthiest rental communities". The partnership will see ... More
14 Sep 2018
Great National Hotels and Resorts has completed the merger with The Hotel Partnership for an undisclosed sum. The merger brings the group to a combined ... More
14 Sep 2018
Construction work is set to begin on a £6.7m expansion of Northampton’s Museum and Art Gallery, following the appointment of a main contractor for the ... More
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness
Star Trac / Core Health & Fitness
13 Sep 2018
Photographs of Scotland’s first design museum, the V&A Dundee, have been released ahead of its 15 September opening. The building was designed by Japanese architect ... More
13 Sep 2018
The V&A Dundee has released new images of its interiors ahead of its eagerly anticipated, official opening on Saturday 15 September. The museum is Scotland’s ... More
13 Sep 2018
A new report has called for a "major culture shift" in order to get older people more physically active. The Reimagining Ageing report, by ukactive, ... More
Active IQ
Active IQ
1 - 15 of 37,897
employer of choice
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery... More
MIE FitQuest
MIE FitQuest