rua das trinas, 81, r/c, 1200-856 lisboa
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sa26 portas do sol
lisboa, portugal, 2003-2005 - first prize
building in the historical centre of any city is difficult. we were asked to design a parking system for 150 vehicles while respecting the historical environment. the site is a public space with street character due to excess of objects and information. we proposed a new parking building with a public square rooftop with a privileged view to the city and the tagus river. it duplicates existing public space, cleaning it and preparing a stage for the all neighbourhood activities, being it popular parties, sports events, or just the day by day life. the green fa├žade recover the ancient tradition of flower and plant decoration of the balconies, while providing a sustainable machine to cool down the surrounding environment.