Alto do Parque Residential Building

Alto do Parque Residential Building, Lisbon, Portugal, OPERA Design Matters
Construction year: 2005
Address: Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar 29C | LISBON | Portugal
Latitude/Longitude: 38.732347, -9.152776

The formal and functional solution of Alto do Parque Residential Building with 9 floors above ground and 7 underground was intended to solve the problem in urban and technical terms.

A complex project by its dimension and limitations of the plot due to the adjacent areas, this building although having four façades can only have physical contact with António Augusto de Aguiar Avenue, confronted on its remaining façades with previously constructed areas, which belong to the “El Corte Inglês Department Store”.

This situation raises the main issue: the only available façade for commerce is also the only front which enables entrance to all the other infrastructures required for the functioning of the building and the only front which gives access to the housing and parking areas. The complex management of this reality strongly conditioned the solution developed, which is characterized by distributing 82 apartments with typologies between T1 and T6+1 in 9 floors, with geometrical curves enabling the lounges to overlook the Eduardo VII Park. The curved shape of the building is articulated with an adjoining parallelepiped one and tangential to António Augusto de Aguiar Avenue.

Area: 39,595 sqm of construction
Architecture: JS & TC, José Soalheiro & Teresa Castro, Arq. Lda. (OPERA | Design Matters)
Structures: TRIAGONAL – Engenheiros e Consultores, Lda.
Special Facilities: DUCTUS – Sociedade de Projectos de Engenharia, Lda. LMSA/OMF – Engenharia de Edifícios, SA.
Landscaping: PROAP – Estudos e Projectos de Arquitectura Paisagista, Lda.
Builderengil: Sociedade de Construção Cívil, SA. ENGIARTE – Engenharia e Construção, SA.
Promoter/Client: GEF, SA.
Competition: 1999 – Competition by invitation

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