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World Talks 2023

Alejandro Aravena, the renowned Pritzker Prize-winning Chilean architect, is the guest speaker at S+Academy World Talks 2023, which takes place in the S+A auditorium, in Lisbon, on July 17.


A Hotel and a Station

In the context of the appropriation and enhancement of Santa Apolónia Station, which has been the stage for events of great importance, we understand that the preservation of the exterior of the building is essential. The integration of the new elements on the façade must be precise and judicious, a reflection of a moderate intervention.


People-centred design

Because we understand the impact of architecture on contemporary society, our proposals are shaped by bioclimatic principles which improve the overall performance of built environments.

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Collective Intelligence

The studio understands architecture as a collaborative, interdisciplinary exercise, in which quality drives growth. With more than one hundred collaborators working at its creative hub in Lisbon, S+A stands out for its openness to the world, its ability to adapt to different markets and to respond to the challenges arising in a constantly changing society.

Services / Architecture and Urban Design

By going beyond mere aesthetic and functional concerns and creating efficient spaces with unique features, we pave the way for new experiences and connections.


Designing a cathedral or a new criminal investigation building are very different exercises, although both are equally stimulating. We rise to these challenges by designing proposals able to fully satisfy our client’s needs.

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S+A annually awards two scholarships to architecture students to continue their academic training, providing better conditions for the development of technical skills and talent, promoting their integration into professional life. The S+A Scholarships are intended to support students in the 4th and 5th years of the architecture course. S+A aims to identify and support students […]

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We celebrate 28 years, a moment to share and commemorate with all the S+A Family. Throughout our history, we foster creativity, innovation, and the quality of each project. Each step involves a dedicated team commited to our practice with passion for architecture.

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Looking at the Parallel Plane

Joana Peres • Project Director and Architect   There are many situations in which we encounter what is above us. When we seek something transcendent. Where we seek rest. When our vision is lost for not understanding the limit. When the expected human position changes to expose the ceiling, its configuration gains importance. The plane […]

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