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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© FG+SG, Fotografia de Arquitectura
© João Morgado

Casa das Galeotas - Casa da América Latina and UCCLA

  • Interventions:
  • Appleton & Domingos
  • (2016 reabilitação)

This 18th-century building used to be the warehouse for the royal brigantines and galleys, hence the enduring name Casa das Galeotas (House of Galleys). The project for hosting two different institutions, Casa da América Latina and UCCLA – União das Cidades Capitais de Língua Portuguesa, gave unity to a group of neighbouring buildings that expanded over time: an 18th-century warehouse, a 19th-century building, and another one from the early 20th century. Organised around a central garden, it includes a cafeteria and an exhibition area with an auditorium. The tile cladding designed by Can Ran studio is noteworthy. This reinterpretation takes the existing tile pattern from the 19th century and breaks it down into various elements, resulting in a progression between the lower and upper edges. The tiling makes this facade stand out from the surrounding ones, highlighting the uniqueness of this building.

Avenida da Índia, 110
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