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  7. Hello Lisbon Castello / André Espinho Arquitectura

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

Hello Lisbon Castello / André Espinho Arquitectura

  • 09:00 - 19 June, 2015
Hello Lisbon Castello / André Espinho Arquitectura
Hello Lisbon Castello / André Espinho Arquitectura, © Giorgio Bordino
© Giorgio Bordino

© Giorgio Bordino © Giorgio Bordino © Giorgio Bordino © Giorgio Bordino + 44

  • Structure

    Eng João Gouveia
  • Mechanical, Electrical Engineering

    Eng Carlos Machado
  • Acoustic, Energy Analysis and Fire Safety

    Global Arte
  • Plumbing Engineering

    Virtual Projectos
  • Client

    Lakshmi Soc Imobiliária Ldª
  • Base area

    482,79 m2
  • Total gross area

  • Total Lot area

  • Number of apartemants

    22 ( T0 /T1 )
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© Giorgio Bordino
© Giorgio Bordino

Text description provided by the architects. This kind of intervention stands for a new approach and vision on the built heritage of big cities which, most of time, are left to abandonment and abrasion of time for diferent reasons, either these are historical, social or economic.

© Giorgio Bordino
© Giorgio Bordino

In this example we can highlight the Investor´s will and initiative, allong with the knowledge of technicians, Architects, Engineers and builders to restore life and dignity to a building that was in a great state of degradation and which purpose has been mischaracterized over time. In a contemporary perspective and in it´s own context, we tried to enhance the experience of inhabiting the intrinsic features of the new and the old, in order to keep the most of the building´s character and expression also in the articulation of its interior space.

© Giorgio Bordino
© Giorgio Bordino

At the Interior architecture level we emphasized its complexity and structural heterogeneity, choosing the main resistant elements of the building as guides for the design of the space, articulating circulations and interior compartments, as well as its whole relationship with the street and patio.

© Giorgio Bordino
© Giorgio Bordino

On the other hand this work is unique in what concernes for the interventions of artists who, by installing art works in the building area, raised the subject of art and rehabilitation symbiosis.


The property, wich was in great state of degradation, is located in the current parish of St. Maria Maior, Lisbon, which is integrated in Level II of Archaeological Value Areas. The 1755 earthquake consequently led to a rehabilitation phase; then, eighteenth-century polychrome panels that existed there were replaced by Pombalino´s panels.

© Giorgio Bordino
© Giorgio Bordino

Structurally the building is had two construction phases: The Pre-Pombalina (XIII-XV century) in the ground floor and the 1st floor, and the Post-Pombalina (XVIII century) in the 2nd floor and attic tapped. The rehabilitation of the building aimed to recover its value and to convert its use for local housing and tourism. Building features the most energy efficient solution, (A) classification, award in the 2015 National Prize for Urban Rehabilitation, Portugal

© Giorgio Bordino
© Giorgio Bordino
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Hello Lisbon Castello / André Espinho Arquitectura" 19 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884