Coffee Shop & Shading Surface
|function||cafe, canopy, square|
This intervention is part of an urban requalification plan for an avenue in Sacavém, on the outskirts of Lisbon. It is promoted by Loures City Hall. The project was composed of three interventions, but only two were completed. The proposed buildings had the common goal of playing the decisive role at the qualification of public spaces in-between buildings, formerly abandoned and disqualified. After the initial site visit and interpretation of the urban plan's main dynamics, the need was felt to design three built elements sharing a common nature, although holding different uses and problematics. These three small interventions, with objective and circumscribed problems, should contribute to simplify the complexity of the environment and, above all, to reduce the impact of the turbulent context. Therefore, the architects sought to design three quiet buildings, under the exciting motto 'nothing new under the sun'.