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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Francisco Nogueira
© Rui Cardoso

Santa Clara 1728

  • Interventions:
  • Manuel Aires Mateus
  • (2016 reabilitação)

Aires Mateus’ project restores an old building facing at the same time the Santa Clara market, the National Pantheon, the Tagus River, and, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the flea market. This 18th-century palace that used to be a private residence has been recently converted into a guest house, with only six rooms, a large dining room, and a sheltered garden. Recreating the ideal of the old Lisbon manor house, the project preserves the authenticity of the pre-existence, favouring the traditional local materials, such as lioz limestone, tiles, and wood. The harmony experienced in the new spaces results from this symbiosis between traditional elements recombined within a contemporary logic.

Campo de Santa Clara, 128
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