Duque de Palmela
A glimmer of colour and a glimpse of Portuguese heritage
The restoration of this hundred-year old building, located in the most upscale area of the Portuguese capital, underwent extensive redesigns. The architectural, heritage and artistic elements added value to the solution eventually developed, lending particular charm to the ancient façade, clad in listed azulejo tiles, and extending to various other parts of the building with exquisite quality and good taste. In order to accommodate the new use for the building, the proposal focuses on the transformation and adaptation of the floors to create 13 residences, one of which is a duplex. The restoration of the building restored the original function of the spaces, effectively combining the ancient existing features with a functional, contemporary design.
In terms of the urban regeneration which has transformed the city of Lisbon, positioning it among the most trendy European capitals, able to attract investment from around the world, the Duque de Palmela intervention contributed in a fortunate, consistent manner to regenerating another abandoned fragment of the city, restoring the best of its architectural memory. Both the façade – and regeneration of the widely admired typical Portuguese azulejo tiles – and the entrance hall, which reproduces the original entrance in full using casts of the pre-existing structure, contribute to a result which stands out on the urban landscape, dignifying it.