A delicate transition between historical and contemporary architecture
The constraints imposed by the historical context and changing occupancy of the site required a thorough analysis of the future intervention. The project was eventually structured in four main units, characterised by different languages and taking advantage of a common outdoor space. In terms of usability, the aim was to include a total of 47 apartments on the site, ranging from lofts to T4-type residences, offering shared and family housing options. Since the overall objective was to fully regenerate the complex, the proposed solution honours the heritage elements without neglecting the features required for world-class housing in compliance with strict quality and modernity standards.
The refurbishment of an existing building in a consolidated urban area is an important contribution to the project overall sustainability performance, minimizing the use of natural resources and unoccupied land. Passive design and indoor comfort solutions are also a design priority. Bom Sucesso is being assessed by BREEAM International, in order to obtain this international sustainability certification.