900m² of materials and aesthetical and technical solutions.
An area where knowledge of materials and their specific properties is explained through the use of digital platforms, in an entertaining and intuitive way.
A 1000m² area where freelancers, startups and major companies can develop their projects.
Seating capacity of 100 people
60 table seats
Maximum capacity of 300 people
This structure consists in a differentiated service, supported by a group of innovative products
WOW is a place with differentiated areas and built around a unique concept, concentrating knowledge, networking, aesthetics, leisure and innovation. Dynamism is a central part of the project's DNA and its event calendar is a clear example, with its diversed initiatives – from conferences and workshops to formal and informal gatherings, which provide the community with experiences as unique, distinguished and enriching as possible.
This project consists of different visions, realities and perspectives combined. These are visible not only through its exciting environment, but also through the professional insight, networking data or shared ideas any participant can acquire, which can be determinant of their personal and professional development.
Nature is constantly reinventing itself through innovative industrial solutions, some of which are on display at the Gallery of WOW, such as Finsa's Studio Range.
In this area, materials can channel different emotions, while reflecting states of mind and sensations through textures, patterns and glazes.
Profissionals who work in architecture, construction and design, as well as students, who, at any given stage of the creative process may need to resort to these materials, regard WOW as an indispensable centre, where they can find the ideal solutions for their projects, work interests and businesses.
In the educational area, the diversity and materiality of products are expressed virtually and interactively, resorting to touch technology. All content found on the platforms was designed in such a way that anyone can expand their knowledge in this area, in both the production process and technical solutions applied to our products.
To all types of professionals in this industry, WOW's educational area provides excellent access to inspiration, knowledge and made to measure solutions to all the particulars in their projects.
In the Coworking area, the spirit of community, collaboration, accessibility and open-mindedness are always present. We intend to have all those who share this space for professional purposes to bond and build bridges between industry and creativity.
Creative synergies are not exclusive to what both visitors and coworkers can – and should – create together. WOW promotes and encourages partnerships with organisations (public and private) that aim at becoming an added-value opportunity to the entire WOW community, such as Digital Fabrication Laboratory (DFL), a research group with the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU), part of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), dedicated to the study and use of advanced digital technologies in architecture, product design and construction, currently headquartered at WOW. Through this resident partnership, WOW is able to provide support to project development in the areas of digital computing, digital fabrication, robotics, 3D printing and virtual reality, which clearly demonstrates how important these protocols can be.