Legislative Assembly for the Northern Region of Portugal

by Rodolfo Doncel Alonso from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura A Coruña, Universidad de A Coruña, Spain
Tutored by: Antonio Raya De Blas, Miguel Abelleira Doldán

Author comments:

Understand the territory, and as a basic representation of the same, the Assembly, encompassed within the contemporary concept of territory resulting from a process of percolation through a porous structure, branched network of roads and highways on the terrain morphology, network connections and relationships. The building, as a public body, extends throughout the plot through the walls as a physical reality that modify and shape the place, extending traditionally throughout the region as form of terraces. Walls as a main physical reality, which worked in a permeable way, allow to walk the parliament and to enter in it to stimulate its operation. Parliament as a node that tightens and agglutinates, to which dynamic forces converge that modify topography and place.

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