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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Consórcio PMBP
© Consórcio PMBP
© Consórcio PMBP

National Coach Museum

  • Original Authors:
  • Paulo Mendes da Rocha ,
  • MMBB Arquitectos ,
  • Bak Gordon Arquitectos ,
  • AFA Consult
  • (2012)

The urban requalification of Belém opened up the possibility of implanting a new building in this cluster of strong historical and cultural character, in the east block of Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque, where the Royal Mews were installed as indicated in Filipe Folque’s plan in 1856-58. The new building is formed by two volumes raised from the ground. The smaller one, more transparent and based on an exposed concrete structure, ends at Rua da Junqueira. To the south, the larger one is opaque and matches a square on the extension of Avenida da Índia that connects with the ground floor of the museum, revealing the former boundary of the Alfândega Velha wharf. A pedestrian and cycle bridge made of metal profiles and slender pillars with concrete guardrails crosses the north section and establishes a new connection from Rua da Junqueira to the Belém train station and the river.


Avenida da Índia, 136
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Bus: 15E, 714, 727, 728, 729, 751

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