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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Nuno Almendra
© Vasco Vilhena
© Nuno Almendra

Carpintarias de São Lázaro

  • Interventions:
  • ARC Carpintarias de São Lázaro ,
  • BB Arquitetos ,
  • Borges de Macedo Arquitetos
  • (2018 reabilitação)

Located in a winding road that bridges the gap between Martim Moniz and Desterro, this building housed a carpentry factory since 1929. The wide spans, typical of industrial typologies, stand out to passers-by in the street. A recent rehabilitation has transformed the Carpintarias de São Lázaro into a cultural centre, a multidisciplinary structure that is open to the city, focusing on visual and performing arts, music, cinema, and gastronomy. The aim was to create a versatile space, assuring the technical and spatial conditions necessary for the events on the agenda, namely exhibitions, concerts or art residencies. The intervention addresses specific elements, leaving a raw look to everything else. The atmosphere of the space lives from this contrast, the project’s icon being the spiral staircase leading to the mezzanine and roof, a volume in white painted metal sheet that stands out from the exposed concrete.

Rua de São Lázaro, 72
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Public Transportation
Bus: 28E, 708, 734, 736
Subway: Martim Moniz, Intendente

Civic Facilities


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