Children’s Center / ATL

Arcena – Vila Franca de Xira

The building with about 3000 m² distributed over two floors and six wings, houses different activities related to youth and childhood, namely, day care with nursery, kindergarten, and CATL. Its polyvalence and variety of functions required the simultaneous compliance with different regulations, with greater expression of those related to educational establishments and social welfare establishments.

The project, with strong constraints from the point of view of implementation levels, because it is located in the air corridor protecting the Portela airport, is integrated in a garden, from the ground level down.

The work, which represents an investment of 1,867,227.07, was built under the PROQUAL program and inaugurated on December 16, 2006 by Mrs. Mª. Mayor of Vila-Franca de Xira, Dra. Maria da Luz Rosinha and by Mr. Minister of Labor and Social Solidarity, Dr. José Vieira da Silva. In that session the work was pointed out as an example to follow, not only for its architectural quality, but also for the compliance with the initially foreseen budget.

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