Faro: CCDR Algarve building is undergoing conservation works

Works will have a value of around 113 thousand euros

Photo: Pablo Sabater | Sul Informação (File)

The Algarve's Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR) announced this Thursday, 4 November, that it is investing in works to improve and conserve its building, located in the center of the city of Faro, worth around 113 thousand euros.

The works are aimed at "guaranteeing the maintenance of the facilities" and, to this end, the services proceeded to verify the condition of the building and survey the problems that needed immediate resolution, under penalty of "putting into question its conservation and its functioning”, begins by saying the CCDR Algarve.

Thus, a contract is in progress aimed at «the execution of general improvement works, whose purpose is the general conservation of the exterior and the repair of specific elements inside».

The contract includes the carrying out of general repairs and paintings on the exterior of the building, the waterproofing of the roof on the terrace, the removal of the anti-pigeon system and the application of new ones on the main façades and general and specific conservations inside the headquarters.

This year, CCDR Algarve promoted another project that included the replacement of existing luminaires and the installation of energy-saving lamps and automatic equipment in common areas, which cost 21 thousand euros.


Works at CCDR Algarve


Over the years, the CCDR Algarve building housed the District Council of the Province, created by the Estado Novo in 1936, and the District Council of Faro, extinguished in 1976 to make way for the District Assembly of Faro, where the elected municipalities that year were represented and which remained active until 1991.

However, on December 21, 1979, the Algarve Regional Coordination Commission was created, which, in turn, was re-founded with the extinct Regional Directorate for the Environment and Spatial Planning, originating the current CCDR of the Algarve, in 2004.

The building, designed by architect Jorge Oliveira, is located, according to the Government's political guidelines, in “the most capable and central place in the district”.

Designed within the scope of the dominant architecture at the time, “several neoclassical construction/decorative elements of Baroque and Pombaline palaces stand out, and some regional ones, such as the roof terrace and the parapet”, stresses the CCDR Algarve.

In this sense, the architect «sought to create a scenographic image that, in addition to representing the power of the State in the region, intended to “glorify and honor the ancient roots of the Algarve”».