As part of the rehabilitation project for the buildings of the Real Vinícola complex, in addition to insertion of Casa da Arquitectura, also installs the Jazz Orchestra of Matosinhos. This institution, without its own facilities to date, promotes the creation, research, dissemination and training in the jazz area, playing the role of a National Jazz Orchestra.
In the building located to the south of the Real Vinícola complex, is situated the program of the Jazz Orchestra of Matosinhos, with a space for the project CHAP (Center of High Artistic Performance) where they promote the dialogue between art, technology and science, through multidisciplinary projects.
This wing has spaces for rehearsals, offices, social rooms, training rooms and recording rooms with varying capacity depending on the needs.
The principles and functional requirements have consolidated these spaces, guided by all constraints imposed by the program itself, with inherent characteristics and needs that limited formal and material choices.
The occupation of this space explores the void of abandoned volumes with the combination of materials that invade and occupy this building of the Real Vinícola complex. The appropriation of these spaces with different scales, compositions and combinations of materials result in multisensorial experiences consequence from the acoustic effect created in certain spaces.
The contrast is felt between the exterior of the building, large and bright, and the interior, which closes in each space through the provided soundproofing, consequently leading to different temperature intensities. The interiors function as an instrument, in a game between the alternating elements, such as the rhythm of the wooden slats and the weight of the pre-existing stone preserved, leading to a diversification of textures, colors and lighting results, which influence each spatial perception and experimentation.
By exploring the potentialities of the senses and their impact on the apprehension of a space, we tried to create this harmonious combination of new and pre-existing materials, keeping the memory and history of the building present in the projected atmosphere.