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Monverde / FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo

  • 12:00 - 25 October, 2015
Monverde / FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo
Monverde / FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo, © José Campos
© José Campos

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    • Architecture

      FCC Arquitectura
    • Interior design

      Paulo Lobo
    • General contractor

      MC Meireles
    • Frames

      Jofebar
    • Woods

      José Nuno Carpintaria
    • Electricity

      Costa Alves Electricidade
    • Avac

      Pritérmica
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    © José Campos
    © José Campos

    Text description provided by the architects. The project aimed to adapt the space that Quinta da Lixa uses to produce wine through the construction of a Rural Hotel devoted to wine tourism.

    © José Campos
    © José Campos

    The main thrust of the project was to refine this space by adding a high calibre touristic component, fully integrated in and framed by the pre-existing physical environment.

    © José Campos
    © José Campos

    The key ambition was to make the vineyard and its wine the centre piece of the enterprise, connecting visitors to the cultural heritage and landscape of Quinta da Lixa’s wine production.

    © José Campos
    © José Campos

    The project includes accommodation (30 rooms) and catering services, winery tours, spa, indoor and outdoor pools, wine tasting rooms, and events and conferences facilities.

    © José Campos
    © José Campos
    Ground Floor Plan (A)
    Ground Floor Plan (A)
    © José Campos
    © José Campos

    The pre-existent built-up area was insufficient for the optimum investment programme. It was, thus, decided to embark on an effort to rebuild and expand this area, guided and inspired by some of the key features of the old buildings and infrastructure.

    © José Campos
    © José Campos

    The old buildings, with the exception of the Main House, all had a rural character, were in a state of disrepair and degradation.

    © José Campos
    © José Campos

    The formal and functional regeneration of this space, and the expansion of the built-up area, sought to preserve its architectural legacy, respecting the natural environment and the cultural heritage of the setting.

    © José Campos
    © José Campos

    It aimed to revitalise the whole of the infrastructure, while retaining its identity, fostering a dialogue between contemporary, architecture and rural surroundings.

    © José Campos
    © José Campos

    The project wants to go well beyond offering luxurious accommodation and catering. It intends to create a truly unique experience to its visitors through a harmonious, mutually-reinforcing interaction of the various physical elements that make up the whole architectural setting – an engaging, exclusive space, where each element is perfectly integrated into a coherent whole.

    © José Campos
    © José Campos
    Ground Floor Plan (C)
    Ground Floor Plan (C)
    © José Campos
    © José Campos

    It is recommended that visitors explore the space in its entirety. There are several footpaths around the property that seamlessly connect its various buildings.

    © José Campos
    © José Campos

    The close visual link between the buildings’ interior spaces and the surrounding environment helps define an intimate atmosphere with a dominant rural character.

    © José Campos
    © José Campos

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    Cite: "Monverde / FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo" 25 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/775740/monverde-fcc-arquitectura-plus-paulo-lobo/> ISSN 0719-8884
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    Monverde 酒庄 / FCC Arquitectura + Paulo Lobo

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