Located in Porto, Portugal, Vodafone Building was designed by BGANDPARTNERS, ACE. Located on Boavista Avenue, the abstract building is comprised of eight storeys – five above ground and three below. Two levels below ground provide car parking facilities whilst the third is occupied by technical areas and training rooms. At ground level, a spacious auditorium is coupled with a cafeteria and retail facilities opening out onto Boavista Avenue. The remaining four floors act as commercial office space, all open-plan and with easy access to an outdoor terrace.
Designed by architecture practice Barbosa & Guimarães, the freeform configuration of the property has been formed in direct correlation with Vodafone’s tagline – Vodafone Life, Life in Motion. The inconsistency evident in the building’s facades is continued internally, where acutely angled niches and irregular windows ensure a unique architectural space.