Health and Education

Júlio de Matos University Residence

Porto, Portugal

  • Year: 2018
  • Client: Private
  • Area: 6.349 m² (68.340,07 ft²)
  • Number of floors above ground: 7
  • Number of floors below ground: 1
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Category: Health and Education

Júlio de Matos is a university residence whose main objective is to offer a welcoming environment, where students can find their second home. Located in the university campus of Asprela, the building is located in a quiet and familiar residential area, surrounded by services and benefiting from great accessibility. In fact, the concept of “family” is really the cornerstone of the residence.
Structured vertically on eight floors and divided into wings, the building has 216 suites, 13 kitchens and a laundry room, as well as several common areas such as the study room or the lounge, bar, barbecue and home cinema areas. Through different chromatic rules and graphics, wings have distinct identities, creating safe spaces for students to express themselves, form bonds, and develop their own lifestyles within their communities.

Combining privacy with socialization, study with leisure and comfort with functionality, Júlio de Matos University Residence aims to allow the best possible integration of students into the university world. Providing all the necessary conditions, the residence’s purpose is that the students’ period of stay actually represents some of the best years of their lives.