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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
Vista geral do edifício Liberty Seguros
© Sara Battesti
© Sara Battesti
Detalhe da fachada do edifício Liberty Seguros
© Sara Battesti

Liberty Seguros Building

  • Original Authors:
  • António Gomez Egêa
  • (1970)

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This 12-storey building, formerly known as the Winterthur Building, is one of the most unusual commercial buildings of the 70s, in Lisbon. An example of Portuguese Brutalism, it marks a golden era in office building construction within the city and grants a new identity to the Avenidas Novas area, the first neighbourhood in Lisbon to see taller buildings arise. Liberty’s unique façades, with a series of downward angled horizontal fenestrations, create a saw-like surface and are crowned by a distinctive mantelpiece, which allows for exceptional views over the city. The building’s location, by the major node of Praça Marquês de Pombal, turns it into a viewpoint from which one can see the various urban layers that constitute Lisbon as a metropolis. The building displays values of economic power compatible with the new corporate principles of the 20th century.

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Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, 6
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Commerce and Services

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