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EDP Headquarters / Aires Mateus

  • 02:00 - 20 April, 2016
EDP Headquarters / Aires Mateus
EDP Headquarters  / Aires Mateus, © Juan Rodriguez
© Juan Rodriguez

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. 24 de Julho, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Aires Mateus
  • Design Team

    Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus,
  • Area

    46222.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Project Leader

    Francisco Caseiro, ana rita rosa, pedro ribeiro
  • Colaborators

    Mariana Barbosa mateus, vânia fernandes, paolo agostini, francesca lupo, marco campolongo, joão ortigão ramos, teresa mascarenhas, patricia marques, neus beneyto, olga sanina, luisa sol, humberto fonseca, humberto silva, joão esteves, rita conceição silva, filipa ferreira, diana mira, andré passos, catarina bello, joão caria, carlotta fantoni, valentina del motto, francesca gagliardi, martina palocci, borja fernandez, duarte madrugo, joão pedro miguel, mizuho anzai
  • Consultants

    Frederico Valsassina, José Maria Assis
  • Engineer

  • Constructor

    Mota Engil / HCI
  • Client

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© Juan Rodriguez
© Juan Rodriguez

Text description provided by the architects. The legacy designed the project´s major gesture. The extended past of the city, or the history of the land claimed from the water, dictated the establishment of the forms along the river’s edge. They lock a square, a public space, and a mass of air that gives meaning to the building.

© Juan Rodriguez
© Juan Rodriguez

The structure is etched with vertical elements which give modulation, structure, protection from the sun, and resolve the whole building. Variable profiles are subtly modeled within a smooth and continuous design, where plans delicately suggest themselves. An ever-changing facade varies with the light, half-light, or shadow, and changes from more opaque and mysterious, to more transparent, revealing the light pulsating within it. The gesture resolves the project, protecting working space, creating courtyards in section, and public functions within the horizontal square.

© Juan Rodriguez
© Juan Rodriguez
© Juan Rodriguez
© Juan Rodriguez

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Aires Mateus
Cite: "EDP Headquarters / Aires Mateus" 20 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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