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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Portugal Telecom Office Building in Lisboa, Portugal by José Laranjeira

 
June 25th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: José Laranjeira

PORTUGAL TELECOM OFFICE BUILDING AT AVENIDA AFONSO COSTA, IN LISBON

The main principle regarding the intervention relies on an internal functional remodelling and optimization of the existent building, according to the possibilities initially presented by its original structure and inner spatial layout, which allowed its maintenance without increasing its bulk area, height or presence.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

  • ARCHITECT:José Laranjeira (Oficina Ideias em Linha – Arquitectura e Design, Lda.)
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Portugal Telecom Office Building
  • LOCATION: Lisboa, Portugal
  • CLIENT: Portugal Telecom
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2005 – 2010
  • PROJECT AREA: 10.000,00 sqm
  • PHOTOGRAPHS:Francisco Nogueira (Architectural Photography)

Side View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

  • PROJECT TEAM: Doriana Reino, Helena Eustáquio, João Vaz, Ana Abrantes, Carmo Almeida, Ivo Costa
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Marta Byrne
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Miguel Villar, Pedro Cheganças (BETAR, Lda.)
  • WATER ENGINEER: Grade Ribeiro, Gorete Santos (G.R., Lda)
  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Caetano Gonçalves, José Cheganças (JOULE, Lda)
  • AIR CONDITIONING ENGINEER: Paulo Marques (JOULE, Lda)
  • SAFETY ENGINEER: José Lameirinhas, Ferreira de Castro
  • ACOUSTIC ENGINEER: Guilherme Carrilho da Graça (NATURAL WORKS, Lda)
  • MEASUREMENTS AND BUDGETS: Fidélio Santana
  • CONTRACTOR: EDIFER
  • SITE COORDINATION & CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION: Jair Cardoso (CONSULGAL)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

The building dates back to the 70’s, being its architectural character clearly associated with that decade, fact that does not decrease its architectural value and neither its urban performance towards the avenue, whose opening dates back to the same period.

Side View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

Despite being originally built for the same office functions and purpose, the adopted inner organization became gradually obsolete, facing the technical, functional and safety requirements demanded by the performative needs of a contemporary office’s building.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

The intervention aims to the building’s enhancement on a functional level, also adjusting it to the required safety principles while upgrading its spatial display to the overall image, representation and performance willed by Portugal Telecom.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

The introduction of passive security system, as well as thermal and acoustic insulation, will enhance the building’s functional performance and increase its comfort standards.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

The original façade system was replaced and reinforced by shading panels fixed over a technical corridor levelled with each floor concrete slab, along the southern – and most exposed – façade.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

This upgrade will allow the inner areas to benefit from natural lighting and ventilation, and the thermal comfort needed by office activities, which the building will now house in optimal performative conditions.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

Stairs (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

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