RISCO Architects‘ new 5-star Altis Belém Hotel contains 50 rooms and a number of facilities intended to support water sports. The hotel is designed in a way as to not constitute a visual obstacle along the axis between the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. The hotel is a very narrow structure composed of a rectangular platform and “pockets” that hold different entities, such as a restaurant, to provide privacy. Above this platform, a larger green space opens for the guests to enjoy. On the exterior of the hotel, what appears to be an elaborate surface is actually a system of shutters that guests can open or close to reveal their larger balconies.
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Location Doca do Bom Sucesso, Belém, Lisboa Promoter APL – Administração do Porto de Lisboa Client Altis S.A. Date 1999 – 2008
Architects Manuel Salgado, João Almeida and Tomás Salgado with Fernando Sanchez Salvador and Margarida Grácio Nunes (interior design) Built Area 9.086 m2 Cost 12.000.000 €