- Authors: Arquitectos Aliados – Pedro Monteiro, Susana Leite e Luís Barbosa
- Interior Design: PROMONTORIO
- City: Lisbon
- Country: Portugal
Text description provided by the architects. Localizado no topo de uma colina ao lado do proeminente Parque Eduardo VII, a área onde fica o hotel Lux Park foi desenvolvida como um bairro residencial de classe média alta nas décadas de 1920 e 30. Dada a sua localização, ligeiramente fora da rota principal de turismo e mais perto do centro de negócios, o programa deste hotel urbano contemporâneo de 4 estrelas é fortemente focado em eventos e conferências. Funcionalmente, é concebido como um local confortável e tecnologicamente intuitivo, mas também elegante e sofisticado em termos de design.
Located on a hilltop right next to the prominent Park Eduardo vii, the area where Lux Park hotel stands were developed as an upper-middle-class residential quarter in the 1920s and 30s. Given its location, slightly off the main tourist route and close to the business center, the programme of this 4-star contemporary city hotel is strongly focused on events and conferences. Functionally, it is devised as a comfortable and technologically intuitive place, but also elegant and sophisticated design-wise.
The building occupies a vacant plot in a large perimeter block and is slightly recessed at ground floor level to allow passengers’ drop-off and car entrance. The street façade, facing Southeast, is sheltered from sun exposure by a grid system of random vertical aluminum mullions that, like an abstract second skin, conceals the curtain wall behind and reasserts the 5-story building with the neighboring alignments.
Inside, guests are greeted by a double-height lobby in a beige terrazzo floor with brass inlays combined with a three-dimensional sculptural wall signage, also in solid brass, and a ceiling in wide walnut boards that extends to the mezzanine of the adjacent bar. The latter has a generous stairwell leading guests to the restaurant below. Still, in the ground floor, the conference facility faces the lobby with a long wall of slatted walnut which conceals the doors. The aloft conference center, with a sliding partition's system in an upholstered acoustic fabric is counterpoised by a walnut wall cladding and views towards an outdoor vertical garden.