Pitágoras Group Portugal - Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre

Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre

Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
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RENOVATION OF PÓVOA DE VARZIM TRANSPORT COORDINATION CENTRE

Pitagoras Group

ARCHITECTS
Pitágoras Group

PHOTOGRAPHS
Arménio Teixeira, Pitágoras Group

CATAGORY
Transportation Hub

COLLABORATORS
João Couto, Hélio Pinto Alves, Tiago Ranhada

FOUNDATIONS AND STRUCTURES
Projegui

HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING
Projegui

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
CLE

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Feris, Projectos Eléctricos

LOCATION
Póvoa De Varzim, Portugal

AREA
2970 m²

YEAR
2021

Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira
Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira

The rehabilitation project of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre supposes a two-level approach: programmatic and constructive.

Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira
Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira

Refocusing on the current role of the transport coordinating center in the city and in its entire mobility strategy, where collective transport becomes increasingly more important.

Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira
Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira

In this sense, a functional reorganization of the entire building was carried out, becoming it more appropriate for the current function, for both users and operators.

Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira
Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira

Accesses and routes were reformulated, creating a new hierarchy, where accessibility for people with reduced mobility was fully ensured.

Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira
Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira

New facilities have been introduced in the program, such as the city’s traffic and mobility control centre, which also aim to increase its dynamism and importance as a public building.

Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira
Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira

The central volume of the building is the one that houses all the valences directly related to the use of the Transport Coordination Centre users in a comfortable environment and has now a single entrance.

In this area are the operator’s sales points, taxi rank, commercial spaces, cafeteria, waiting areas, and sanitary facilities.

Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira
Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira
Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
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Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
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The reorganization of the entire exterior area, which looks towards the passengers' waiting area, envisages the creation of a new car park in its own domain and with exclusive access, equipped with electric vehicle charging stations.

It is intended that this area works not only as a space for passing by but also as a space of permanence, where there is no lack of places to park bicycles.

The entire public space in front of the building was redesigned in order to open the building to the city, which didn’t happen before.

Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
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Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
© Arménio Teixeira

The entire bus area has now just one circuit dedicated to entrances and exits with full access control.


Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
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Renovation of Póvoa de Varzim Transport Coordination Centre
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Pitágoras Group Portugal
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Pitágoras Group Portugal
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