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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Paulo Catrica
© Paulo Catrica

Estufa Fria

  • Original Authors:
  • Raul Carapinha
  • (1933)

  • Interventions:
  • Keil do Amaral
  • (1940)
  • Appleton & Domingos ,
  • João Pedro Falcão de Campos
  • (2011)

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One of the most beautiful and ancient greenhouses in Lisbon grows where there used to be a plant nursery. This had been an old quarry which defined the current topography, when a productive flow of plants was needed to plant the trees in Av. da Liberdade, and it thus became a nursery. In the 20th century the greenhouses were built: cold, hot and sweet. The state of technical collapse of the structure dictated the update of the design and the use of the architectural elements. The metallic structure now contains the various nets, the wooden slatted panels that reduce temperature fluctuations were extended to the façades, and the ceiling height was increased to allow both the growth of plants and future changes to the building. The proportion, chromatic palette and standardisation of the structure and slat system reveal the beauty of the garden and synthesise the attention given to the project.


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