Architecture . Architecture of Interiors, Design for Context

Paços do Concelho Building, 1997, Lisbon

Rehabilitation of the interiors and design of furniture: public briefing room, advice bureau, entrance, multipurpose room, Passos Perdidos (waiting hall) and public reception (ground floor). Furniture of the president’s office, 1997.

Furniture of the vice-president’s office, 1998. 

Following the fire that destroyed most of the interiors of the Paços do Concelho building, a team was formed to develop the rehabilitation projects, bringing together a number of authors under the general coordination of the architect Francisco Silva Dias.

Daciano da Costa would intervene in a part of the ground floor previously occupied by bureaucratic services and that was agreed would now be used for representative functions. In areas adjacent to the main lobby, an area for public reception and an exhibition gallery were created; in the background, a new room of public briefings and their respective “lost steps” (pacing while waiting). To what was possible to recover from the what had existed, the intervention added a pared back, modern design, which reinterprets the language of the building with a certain refinement in the detail. The assumptions of the Sancho line are developed in the furniture and the equipment of the briefing room; the general atmosphere is dominated by the saturated colour of the painted walls.

  • Client

    City Hall of Lisbon

  • Design Team

    Daciano da Costa, Filipe Cardoso

  • Other Collaborations

    Other Collaboartions: Fernando Conduto (sculpture); Maria Velez, Sá Nogueira e Charrua (paintings)
    General Project Coordination: Francisco Silva Dias
    Furniture Prototypes: Ângelo de Sousa Braga

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