This generous site has been cared for by the Portuguese cork farmers for generations, existing in harmonious balance between cork bark cultivation and natural eco-system. The introduction of two more element – tourism & learning, can only be achieved with delicate precision. The extreme heat of the summer is mitigated by sinking some of the structures partially below ground to access cooler temperatures, and integrating large shading overhangs. Various structures embedded into the landscape perform unique functions and interact with their respective micro-environments.
Location: Sines | Portugal
Structure: Wood Prefab Panels (SIP)
Use: Eco-Tourism | Learning Center