The Registrar Office of S. Vicente is a
wooden and glass building arranged on top of various rectangular shaped
concrete boxes, previously used as kiosks in the local urban park. Standing on
the top of an underground car park, the new transparent building allows the
view of the surrounding mountainous landscape, and has an influx of natural
light. This public building consists of
one single area divided in half by a counter, which sets apart the general
public from the offices’ workspace.
The existing volumes intersect the glass walls, and are now covered in
local volcanic basalt stone. They function as private offices and service
areas. In the interior, the black
flooring and window frames, make a contrast with the wooden ceiling and the
outdoor pillars which sustain the construction.