Quarrying

Portuguese Limestone

E. filstone@filstone.com / recursoshumanos@filstone.com
T. +351 249538888
M. +351 249538888

Quarrying

Portuguese Limestone

E. filstone@filstone.com / recursoshumanos@filstone.com
T. +351 249538888
M. +351 249538888

Burgo Building

Located on Avenida da Boavista, in Porto, the Burgo building is a platform that receives two adjacent volumes with different scales. The low-rise building, in a continuous band, is occupied by shops and is almost anonymous. The tower, for offices, is set back from the avenue and rises above the platform.
The tower's silhouette turned out to be an imposition, the result of a series of decisions foreign to the architect himself: firefighters defined the height (70m), English consultants defined the modulation of the pillars (three cars), engineers defined the thickness of the slabs ( 35cm), the central core was imposed by safety standards (two stairs and four elevators) and the height of the building came from the possible effort that the slab could withstand (27m).
For the cladding, the material chosen was the SPI Alpalhão granite, the final result being a variable mesh of granite slabs and metal profiles.