Architecture . Architecture of Interiors, Design for Context

Rector´s Office of the University of Lisbon , 1960, Lisbon

Interior Architecture and furniture of special rooms (rector’s office and hall, small banquet room, Senate meeting room, great hall, amphitheatre for major ceremonies and teacher’s lounge) and Aula Magna.

Daciano da Costa’s project for the Rector’s Office of the University of Lisbon was his first major commission after opening an atelier in his name in 1959. Designed by Porfírio Pardal Monteiro (1897-1957) in 1952, alongside the Faculties of Letters and Law, the Rector’s Office building was the crowning monument in the central avenue of the University City of Lisbon, Campo Grande, following the plan he had drawn in 1935.

Daciano da Costa was responsible here for characterizing the most meaningful spaces through the design of the architectural elements, the coatings, the fixed equipment and the furniture, by defining the detail and by choosing the colours and materials.

  • Client

    CANIU - Administrative Commission for New University Facilities, Ministry of Public Works

  • General Architecture Design

    Porfírio Pardal Monteiro e António Pardal Monteiro

  • Design Team

    Daciano da Costa, Luís Ralha, Rogério Ribeiro

  • Other Collaborations

    Other Contributions: Mário Carlos Araújo Leal e Vítor Emanuel Simões Sampaio, engenheiros (electrical and electromechanical installations); Manuel Bívar, engineer (insulation and acoustic conditioning installations) Carlos Homem de Sá, architect (general furniture)
    Constructor: Empresa de Construções Lopes (Irmãos), Lda
    Furniture Manufacturers: José Olaio & Cª (filho), José Alcobia, Móveis Sousa Braga, Fábrica de Móveis Aséta, Móveis e Adornos, Lda., Metalúrgica da Longra, Lda., Centro Técnico Hospitalar, Viúva de João Ferreira & Filhos e Armando Filinto Pinto Barbosa

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