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Ceramic-Roofed Cultural Centers

Kengo Kuma and OODA Repurposed an Old Slaughterhouse in Porto

— May 31, 2018 — Art & Design
Architect Kengo Kuma and Portuguese firm OODA teamed up for the renovation of an old slaughterhouse, situated in Campanhã — a freguesia in Porto. Known under the name of Matadouro, the building has huge historic significance as one of the region's "major economic contributors." The establishment ceased practice in the 1990s, but now the old slaughterhouse is being reintroduced into the narrative of Porto.

Kengo Kuma and OODA harnessed the high ceilings and the spacious layout to create a cultural center that "features art galleries and a library." The intent of the old slaughterhouse's renovation was to bring about a hub for the community to gather, socialize and learn. Kengo Kuma and OODA focused on the historic value of the building and were strategic in integrating it within the structure of the new establishment.

Photo Credits: MIR
Trend Themes
1. Ceramic-roofed Architecture - The adoption of ceramic roofs in architectural designs presents an opportunity for ceramic manufacturers to showcase their products as sustainable and visually appealing options.
2. Repurposing-revival Trend - The revamping of old industrial structures, such as slaughterhouses, into modern community centers provides opportunities for companies with capabilities in restoration, eco-friendly design, and sustainable construction.
3. Community-centric Architecture - The trend towards building community-focused structures present innovative opportunities to combine historic value with contemporary design to create welcoming and functional spaces that enable social interaction and learning.
Industry Implications
1. Ceramic Manufacturing - Ceramic manufacturers can capitalize on the trend towards ceramic-roofed architecture by promoting their products as sustainable and visually appealing options for modern building designs.
2. Restoration Services - The repurposing trend provides opportunities for restoration companies to offer their expertise in preserving and rehabilitating old industrial structures into contemporary spaces that meet the needs of modern communities.
3. Eco-friendly Design and Construction - The trend towards repurposing old structures into community centers presents opportunities for companies with expertise in eco-friendly design and construction to incorporate sustainable features into revitalized spaces.
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