Aldeia do Mato

Aldeia do Mato’s Nautic Club

Location: Abrantes, Portugal
Date: 2005

Client: Abrantes City Hall

Fátima Fernandes and Michele Cannatà

Riccardo Cannatà
Dário Cannatà
Marta Lemos
Isabella Fera
Miguel Meirinhos
Cristina Neves
Nuno Castro
Claúdia Amorim
Rui Serrano (Tagus – Associação para o Desenvolvimento Integrado do Ribatejo Interior)

Structural Engeneering
Gop – João Maria Sobreira

Gop – Raquel Fernandes

Mechanical Engeneering
Get – Raul Bessa

Electric Engeneering
Lightplan – Fernando Silva

Photographic credits
Luís Ferreira Alves

DST – Domingos da Silva Teixeira, S.A.


The project of the of the Aldeia do Mato’s Nautic Club in Abrantes, is a consequence of a process of building two prototypes with characteristics of self-sufficiency.
This module is designed for excellence to be installed in places that do not allow major changes in terms of construction and environment, for example, in parks, where construction is contrary to the principle of the park in areas already held, on beaches, in areas virtually where it is not possible for various reasons have access to infrastructure.
Each module is based on the width dimensions of 3.00 by 9.00 compliance with a scouring 27m2. This structure is intended to be previously prepared without offering any work on the site where they will be installed, and must be transported by truck or helicopter.
Each module or container besides tackling new forms of appropriation of space, intended to be open to the use of new materials and technologies enabling greater energy control and using the characteristics of strength and lightness that can provide other materials.