Without any doubt, I had never seen a pharmacy quite like this before. Farmacia Lordelo was designed by the Portuguese architect José Carlos Cruz and is located in Vila Real, in the north of Portugal.
In the absence of external references, it was chosen to create a building with an abstract and neutral character, reinforced by the absence of openings. With an oval shape footprint, the two floors are fully aluminium coated corrugated and perforated.
The only direct opening to the outside is the main entrance that gives access to the sales area. By changing the interior light and the symbol of pharmacy, the building gains a dynamic feel, allowing the image variation from day to night. The store not only sells medicines, but also has its own laboratory for compounding pharmacy.
What more can I say? I think we need more exercises of design like this in all our common places.