Architecture . Architecture of Interiors, Industrial Design. Urban Design

Terminal 2 , 1980, Lisbon

Design of systems of equipment and furniture.
Interior Architecture of vip lounges and restaurants.
Graphic signage.


In this project for the construction of a new Terminal at Portela Airport, in Lisbon, the team coordinated by Maurício de Vasconcelos imposed a sense of strict rationality at all stages of the process. The equipment and furniture were designed and developed together, as an integrated industrial design project. From the more repetitive pieces (check-in desks, waiting seats) to the more unique situations (vip lounges, Meeting Point signage), everything was programmed and rigorously designed according to the concept of system, maximizing industrial production processes in the manufacture of repeatable components and their variations, for subsequent assembly on site. Although Lisbon’s Terminal 2 was not built, a considerable number of the solutions were reused in the new Porto Airport project, developed by the same team. The check-in counter would be produced in series by Metalúrgica da Longra and installed in the various airport terminals in the country.

Final design not executed.

  • Client

    Airport, Lisbon client ANA – Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea,EP

  • General Architecture Design

    GPA/Maurício de Vasconcelos, João José Tinoco e António Veloso

  • Other Collaborations

    Contributors: Pedro A. I. Cid, António Serrano, Edgar Mota e Carlos Costa
    Other contributions: Luís Carrôlo (grafismos)

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