Vodafone was launched on 1 January 1984, it started life as a tiny UK startup but after a series of mergers and acquisitions it has grown to one of the largest telecommunication giants in Europe. The company’s head office in Portugal definitely stands testament to the company’s solid presence in the market, exuding grandeur, confidence and style. The offices where built in Porto, Portugal’s second largest city.
The building was designed by Barbosa e Guimaraes Arquitectos, the well known Portuguese architects. They wished to reflect the company’s motto “Vodafone Life, Life in Motion”, and they felt that the best way to stay true to such beliefs was to create a building that appears to be out of balance and challenges the traditional motionless character of a building. The use of industrial materials is not limited to the outside, but also extends to the interior of the building.