Center for persons with disabilities

António Carvalho 

The Lisbon office headed by António Carvalho built this center catering to people with disabilities in São João da Pesqueira, in the Portuguese district of Viseu. Organized around patios, the double-L floor plan adapts to the slope of the hillside site, taking advantage of the grade differences. The facilities include a home and an activity center connected by ramps. Thanks to the north-south orientation of the ramifications, the rooms get daylight from the west and the areas for communal activities, from the east. Under a single continuous roof, the stone walls of local building tradition alternate with glazed galleries opening on to the landscape. António Carvalho João Morgado