Academic project III (free theme in assigned location)
IADE - Institute of Visual Arts, Design & Marketing
Lisbon, PT, 2007
Rua do Século is a street near Bairro Alto district (Lisbon), represented by its alternative, unique yet traditional setting.
The Palácio Pombal (Pombal Palace) is inserted in this urban core of culture and entertainment, so the project intended to revitalise the Palace, by unifying and humanising it, while also creating meeting points, attractions, and job opportunities in this historic district.


INTERVENTION

Understanding the Palace as an historical landmark, the intervention would be as non-intrusive as possible. It would also seek to enhance the greatest architectural and decorative features of the building.
CONCEPT & SPACE DISTRIBUTION

The concept for the functional layout is inspired in the Greek goddess of the Memory: Mnemosine (the one that preserves from oblivion).
Each room is named after one of the Muses, Mnemosine’s daughters, according to the distinctive characteristics of the room’s utility:
EUTERPE
PIANO ROOM
ACTUAL STATE
 
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TERPSICHORE
BAR
ACTUAL STATE

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