The 9 April Garden / aspa

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Architect: aspa
Location: , Portugal
Project Team: José Maria Cumbre + Nuno Sousa Caetano
Collaboration: Carolina Castro Freire
Foundations and Structures: PRPC Engenheiros – João Paulo Cardoso
Electrical and Telecommunications: Energia Técnica – João Mira
Security Installations: Energia Técnica – João Mira
HVAC systems: Energia Técnica – Luís Loureiro
Facilities Water and Sewerage: Energia Técnica – João Paulo Branco / Pereira Monteiro
Facilities Gas: Energia Técnica – João Paulo Branco / Pereira Monteiro
Measurements and Budget: Deolinda Cancela
Project Area: 308.80 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: FG + SG

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The 9 April Garden, also known as Albertas, has a belvedere with a panoramic views to the Tagus River and it is surrounded by numerous buildings of historical significance to Lisbon. This space appears as a promontory in a green space filled with tradition, open to the river and shipping, and with stunning views to the imposing right bank of river Tagus.

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Placed on the roofscape of an existing building which anchors the level change between the garden and the lower plane of the Avenida 24 de Julho, this bar/terrace is built on as single storey structure. Its ephemeral character, lightness of materials, transparency, permeability and reflection promotes and preserves existing views, allowing the structure not to become an obstacle.

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Cite: "The 9 April Garden / aspa" 06 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • John

    Nice project.

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  • wot

    lol mesmo à tuga.
    equipa de projecto (de arquitectura) não se sabe se são pasteleiros se são padeiros. idem para a criatura que fez medições e orçamentos.
    equipas das restantes especialidades trazem o título como “prefixo”. lindo.

    (o projecto é irrepreensível. parabéns a todos os envolvidos.)

  • Marco

    very nice project, but my obvious comment would also be that it reminds too explicitly SANAA… anywyas I like it

  • oma

    Major ripoff of SANAA’s work and Koolhaas’ in Paris (restaurant Le Dauphin)…

  • Luis Araujo

    I disagree with the claim that this project is a ripoff of Le Dauphin in Paris… I have been to both places and they are COMPLETELY different…
    Do not base your decisions on photos alone!