Old canning factory converted in a multi-use development
May 2019 – (…)
The former industrial unit ‘Varina’ occupies a privileged position in the urban network of Matosinhos. It is close to the coast, the fishing dock, the entrance of Leixões Port and the Municipal Market. Until recently the factory was a supermarket and today the factory operates as a car park where the façade has been uncharacterized responding to the premises of the new use.
Our proposal is to restore the original features of the façade with a new materiality and give a new use to the place, in a programmatic combination of housing, services and commerce.