In the context of a partnership between Parque Escolar and Turismo de Portugal, Parque Escolar renovated the former Soares dos Reis Artistic School so that it could receive the new Porto Hotel and Tourism School.
Completely rebuilt and remodelled, the architectural value of this old Porto school is now dignified by a facility that will allow the hospitality, gastronomy and tourism sector to take a qualitative and quantitative leap forward in the field of vocational training.
The programme for the Porto Hotel and Tourism School included the creation of a Training Hotel – located in Body A – and the school’s new functional and pedagogic areas, which occupy all the remaining spaces.
The school is essentially organised into two separate bodies. Body B now houses the entrance and the school administration and management spaces and a large hall for collective use. The remaining parts of the building house all the other areas that make up the programme.
The greater part of the construction work went into renovating already existing facilities, bringing them up to the new regulatory standards with regards to heating/thermal protection, fire safety and accessibility, amongst other things.
The new school has 11 classrooms, a special room dedicated to wine with a bar, a computer room, a library and resource centre, a multi-purpose auditorium with 212 seats, a cafeteria/self-service snack bar, a training restaurant, a kitchen amphitheatre, 16 separate kitchens, a production zone with various types of cuisines, as well as a training hotel with 17 rooms.
All areas of the school are equipped with the latest teaching support technologies and for teaching practical classes, making it possible for all students to access, generate, manage and share knowledge on a level that equals the best Europe has to offer.
Address: Rua da Firmeza, 71
Zip Code: 4410-065 Porto
GPS: 41.1509228500000, -8.6018443390000