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© Catarina Rombo

Pizzeria Casanova

  • Original Authors:
  • Manuel Graça Dias ,
  • Egas José Vieira ,
  • Júlio Teles Grilo
  • (2000 reabilitação)

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By the Tejo river, facing the train station of Santa Apolónia, appears a pizzeria that occupies a longitudinal half of a long warehouse. From the window display, the cooks can see the busy avenue and the sun hovering over the station while, on the other side of the street, one can see the Italian inspired dishes being prepared. The kitchen and the oven are glass boxes facing the street and a labyrinthine corridor takes us to a ramp that grows towards Tejo. The ceiling is taken advantage of at its biggest height and, in order to overcome the half dihedral of the pitch of the roof, plaster ribs were designed—granting a particular ambience to the nave—, from which small red lamps hang over the tables’ limestone, as a way to remind the waiters in a playful manner. Seven oval mirrors, designed by Cabrita Reis, reflect the dark yellow walls, the water, the sky and the people moving around, providing the space with a cosmopolitan and vibrant atmosphere.

Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Cais da Pedra, Armazém 7, Loja B
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