Álvaro Siza, Oporto, Portugal, 1994
The Contemporary Art Museum of the Serralves Foundation is located in the serralves park in Porto. The Building area is 12,700 m2 and the total investment is about 4.300.000€. The structure of this building is constituted by resistant reinforced concrete elements or composite steel and concrete.
The structural on the whole building is based on the interconnection wall (vertical planes) which support plates, which will sometimes have a considerable size. To overcome these gaps were used varied mixed solutions, in particular, using the technical spaces above the false ceiling, beams were used and the soil consists of lattice beams and slabs of concrete uprights.
In the case of garage slabs rely on its interior pillars and in the surrounding walls. As for the foundations as chosen by a direct solutions of the general foundation of the building.