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Health School of Higher Education of the Red Cross Portugal

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Educational Buildings
Firm LocationLisbon, Portugal
Project locationLisbon, Portugal
CompanyAPPARATUS ARCHITECTS
Lead ArchitectGabriella Gama & Filipe Lourenço
Design TeamInês Braz, Barbara Romero, Maria Neumann, Marcelo Guilherme, Frederico Ribeiro, Aleksandar Daniel, Ana Luisa de Alencar osório, Carlos da Costa, João Victor, José Pedro Braz, Kevin de Carvalho
ClientRed Cross Portugal

This project consists in the adaptive reuse and extension of an existing and neglected brutalist tower from the 1970s, in central Lisbon, Portugal. Originally conceived as an office building, the project aims to transform the tower into the Health School of Higher Education of the Red Cross Portugal. The project aims to achieve the NZEB standards serving as an example of a sustainable renovation of an existing highrise structure. Furthermore, the school is to become a vector of urban transformation for the marginalized neighborhood of Alcantara valley.