The refurbishment includes an upgrade of building enclosure, new mechanical systems, and vertical circulation core (stairs and elevator) to ensure standard egress and ADA requirements. Distributed through four levels the program consists of a bookshop and library that share a double height reading space, auditorium, offices and a terrace roof for exhibitions and social events. Seen from the street level, the materials and design of the building´s new roof top - the black zinc cladding, the railed veranda and setback glazed front - form a clear and intentional contrast with the existing facade below.
Project: Culture Center
Type: Refurbishment, comission
Client: Private
Size: 522 m2
Team: JPBA
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Status: Ongoing