Bom Dia Continente Matosinhos
Modelo e Continente Hipermercados, S.A.
2013 - 2013
The proposal foresees the occupation of an existing building, maintaining its implantation and volumetry, only foreseeing the rectification of a volume built in the back of the building.
The intended use is of a retail area of the food business (supermarket) with the accessory sections of bakery and cafeteria, for the insignia "Continente Bom Dia".
The proposal is based on the assumption that the entrances and exits are always "clockwise", guaranteeing that the exit of the parking lots is mostly done before the roundabout of the "luminous fountain" not overloading the traffic of the D. Afonso Henriques Avenue.
Structurally, it allows, with slight adaptations, the utilization of the existing one, maintaining and improving the structure of the nave for the planned parking with access from the Villagarcia de Arosa Avenue and for the sale and storage areas and the existing concrete structure for the creation of two floors of parking and complementary supports of the store. Being on opposite sides, the connection of the parking lots with the shop is made from a gallery that develops throughout the building.
This project provides for the maintenance of the existing volume, standardizing the treatment of the entire building, giving it a joint identity. Without altering the rhythms that the structure defines in the façade, it is proposed to create a set of spans that will not only allow a better illumination of the store but also a desirable better relation of this commercial area with the public space. This new transparency will allow a closer proximity between the interior gallery and the promenade. The colour proposed for the overall facade also allows to dilute the impact of these openings ensuring a great uniformity that is one of the identity characteristics of this building.