Discover EVOA, An Environmental Interpretation Center in Lezíria ♦ The Tejo Estuary is considered one of the 10 most important wetlands in Europe and the most important and extensive wetlands in Portugal. Its importance is recognized especially due to the great amount of aquatic migratory birds it receives. EVOA helps create the perfect environment for the preservation of several species. Secrets From Portugal brings you more about the architecture of the amazing place.
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The building proposal aims to respect the programmatic requirements, developing a museum area, especially an interpretation area related to the observation of birds in their natural habitat, in parallel providing support for research and leisure.
The architectural solution has a contemporary character with an organic and a visual plastic language that tries the integration with the surroundings, through some platforms articulated and interconnected of these two buildings and that provide the visitor with a gradual approach of building and landscape shown.
The skin of the building reflects the intention of integration with the landscape, using the wood as a natural element, with an expression that refers us to the image of reeds and palisades. It is anticipated that the exposure of the wood to the environment contributes to modifying his natural tone and becomes similar to the colour of the surrounding environment.