Training Complex of the Municipal Stadium in Aveiro

The building plot is located in the immediate surroundings of Aveiro Municipal Stadium as a support structure for football practice and official games for the younger teams. The project is comprised of four football pitches, a supporting facility with locker rooms, public stands, parking facilities and complementary amenities.

The general image of the building and its constructive system are strongly intertwined. The materiality of the building, specifically the use of concrete in its natural colour, is simultaneously an aesthetic choice as well as a cost-effective one, avoiding the need for additional finishings. Colour is used sparingly but intentionally to create a strong effect in the circulation areas and to symbolically identify all public access areas.
The configuration of the building and program distribution generates a series of situations where public life can unfold and a sense of community can be more strongly felt. The bar placement near to the entrance and the signalization of all public elements enveloped in the same yellow colour marks the areas devoted to the general public.

The construction of this building is integrally based on precast concrete elements. The monitoring of the quality level of the components while in factory allows for a more efficient building process. This process presents substantial time savings, a determinant factor when erecting a public building.

Employing bioclimatic resources such as openings that potentiate cross-ventilation, the use of active means like solar panels, and other solutions of energy-efficiency will contribute to a substantial reduction of the building’s operating costs, relevant in the long term for a building of public use.


CLIENT: Câmara Municipal de Aveiro – Aveiro Municipality
YEAR: 2022
PROJECT LEADER: Samuel Gonçalves
PROJECT TEAM: Adina Staicu, Inês Vieira Rodrigues, João Meira, Sara Perfetti

IMAGE CREDITS: © Fernando Guerra_FG+SG