Edifício D. Luis I

Client | The Edge Group Size | 10.000 m2 Location | Lisbon Typology | Retail & Offices Chronology | 2015 Status | Completed More info | Photography: Fernando Guerra I Signposting Project: Magnésio
Client | The Edge Group Size | 10.000 m2 Location | Lisbon Typology | Retail & Offices Chronology | 2015 Status | Completed More info | Photography: Fernando Guerra I Signposting Project: Magnésio
Projects

Glass as the new shell of a pre-existing building

Located in an area of the city currently undergoing great transformation, the proposal was to create a new shell to surround the existing building, which would work as a means of integrating its form into the surrounding area. The guiding principle was to intervene in such a way that the new façade, consisting of vertical glass elements, should create uniformity with that of the existing form. Taking advantage of lighting, it was possible to allow the building to function as a light box on the Lisbon skyline without this interfering with the traditional architectural features of its immediate urban environment.

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