Gramaxo Foundation Headquarters


Located in Quinta da Boavista, Maia, the Gramaxo Foundation Headquarters, designed by the architect Álvaro Siza, is intended to exhibit the artistic heritage of the foundation.

This work presents a single storey and relatively light spans, which allowed the development of some unconventional solutions: a structural solution was proposed for the façade using reinforced thermal brick, ensuring, on the one hand, great thermal and acoustic efficiency with less thicker insulation; on the other hand, economic savings due to the ease and speed of execution. 

The remaining structural elements (interior walls and slabs) were executed in reinforced concrete, with light thicknesses, with the exception of the roof, which is landscaped.

Location: Maia
Client: Fundação Gramaxo
Year: 2021