Portfolio Vinhos Offices – Porto

The wine, the product, the context, the view, and the landscape of Portfolio Vinhos inspired the design of their offices, a refined work environment with a raw statement in Porto.

  • Client Portfolio Vinhos,
  • size 9,399 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Porto, Portugal,
  • Industry Food / Beverage,
  • studium was tasked with completing the Portfolio Vinhos offices to reflect the ethos of the company and its product in Porto, Portugal.

    How to engage the narrative of such a long and diverse, yet repetitive topic? The wine, the product, the context, the view, the landscape, the this, the that. How to involve the values of the corporation, beyond the typical approach of the recurrent superficial display of values and mission statements?

    Emotionally. Theologically.

    First, by implicating the emotional state in which we can relate ourselves with each individual space when we traverse the entire site. The creation of a continuous promenade of infinite proportions elongates the available space in the controlled delivery of the functional uses it proclaims, either of public availability or by detaining private access. This intention relates materials, views and engages a duly perspective of existence and multiple opportunities of use in an otherwise dull ordained program. Shadows are the final stroke, composing the texture of time in a very calm and relaxed habitat.

    Secondly, propose a detailed and sacred view of the relation between human and wine. A chapel, a podium, a place of worship and of savant proportions, used as a space reserved for appraisal. The most important room, at the core of the building, boldly scaralising the atmosphere with the elegance of a robust set of details and of the original design of each component. Designed to be a fine experience and not a raw statement, this eccentric condition of use goes further in the emotional relation between humans themselves. This project is an holistic exercise on what we expect to use from the space and what the space gets in return from us.

    Design: studium
    Photography: Ivo Tavares Studio