Rua da Junqueira runs parallel to the Tagus River, connecting Alcântara to Belém. Primarily residential, it is home to various manorial palaces classified as public interest properties, some of which have been renovated, while others are in an advanced state of decay. By converting a set of abandoned warehouses into a multifamily residential building, the aim was to create a harmonious ensemble with the adjacent buildings and the street's design, promoting functional regeneration and architectural and urbanistic enhancement of this area.
On the main façade, the strongly industrial structural elements were restored, and the metric of the openings was preserved, returning to this façade the grandeur it may have had in the past. Inside, the new construction takes on a more contemporary language, distributing the units across two separate cores. To the rear, large openings are created, courtyards, terraces, and balconies are established, preserving the privacy of those who will live there and taking advantage of views over the Tagus River and the 25 de Abril Bridge. Common gardens with seating areas and a pool were created on the roofs of the cores.
The program unfolds in 11 units distributed across the two cores, each with three above-ground floors, one of them with semi-underground parking. The interior layout of the apartments is essentially based on the location of the bedrooms to the north and the social areas to the south, facing the river. The arrangement of the units with respect to each other and in relation to the core they belong to allowed for the creation of private outdoor spaces.
The project was implemented in an area adjacent to our Quake project.