Looks like a white dragon entrenched in the Douro River Valley, Rowing High Performance Centre was developed specifically for training and preparing high performance, Olympic level athletes, consist of Social Zone, Housing Zone and Training Zone.
The clusters of buildings connected through terraces and steep ramps.
Architects: Álvaro Fernandes Andrade
Location: Pocinho, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal
Photography: João Morgado
Inspiration from architect:
The guiding principles and strategies of the project for the Pocinho Center for High Performance Rowing play their part in a dense and inextricable mixture that includes the peculiarities and identity of a pre-existing, specific “place”, the characteristics and demands of a very recent program, and the needs and wants of the architectural act.