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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)

This plant shelter arose as a plant nursery for the Avenida da Liberdade afforestation plan. Formerly, a quarry had defined the cavity where, during the twentieth century, the current greenhouses were built: cold house, hothouse and sweet house. The most recent intervention, motivated by the state of technical collapse of the metallic structure, essentially brings the updating of the design and the usefulness of the architectural elements. The metal structure was redesigned to serve as the infrastructure for the various nets as well, the wooden slatted panels that mitigate temperature fluctuations have been redesigned to cover the façades, and the ceiling height has been increased to simultaneously allow plant growth and future building changes along the main street. 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.

Parque Eduardo VII
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