High Performance Surf Center
Under the supervision of the Portuguese Surfing Federation, the
Municipality of Peniche is developing a High Performance Surf
Center, integrated in the Nations Surfing Network.
This will be a mobile and multifunctional building, with pronounced
environmental features, and autonomous regarding energy and water
supply and sold waste treatments. Building materials to be employed
must be in accordance with legal requirements and must be light
(wood, steel, glass) in order to respect the environment into which
they are inserted. Recycled materials will be favored.
The Center shall be composed of a residential area, a common/ social
area and a multi-use area. The residential area shall have a
30-person capacity, with 7 rooms, 2 bathroom facilities, a storage
area and a technical area. The common/ social area includes the
reception area, meeting rooms and offices, cafeteria (30-persons),
medical area (first aid and massage room), and a sports area
(warm-up room, classroom, showers, recuperation room and surfboard
hangar. The multi-use area is a multi-disciplinary 330 m2
lawn space, appropriate for numerous leisurely and fair-like
The ultimate goals are to:
-- Provide a space for research, development and testing of
construction materials and techniques, as well as autonomous
technologies and solutions with low environmental impact, related to
renewable energies, water and sewage, and solid waste management.
-- Create a demonstration
space for sustainable solutions in construction, for environmental
integration and application of renewable energy production
technologies, and for drinking water supply systems and waste
recycling that will attract visiting professionals and augment
Municipalityís national and international projection.
-- Generate knowledge and skills for environmentally sustainable
solutions possessing a high degree of reproducibility;
-- Stimulate the development of new activities within the scope of
environmental sustainability with a multiplying effect in other
sectors of the regionís economic activity.
Last updated: 02/03/2011