RISCO Architects together with FSSMGN Architects have designed the Altis Belém Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Altis Belém Hotel by RISCO Architects + FSSMGN Architects

The Bom Sucesso Hotel is situated in Belém, on the waterfront to the east of the Bom Sucesso Dock and opposite the Belém Cultural Centre. It is a 5-star hotel with 50 rooms and a number of facilities intended to support water sports.
The main structure, which has two floors, lies perpendicular to the Tagus in such a way as to make best use of the views across the city and the estuary. It is also designed not to constitute a visual obstacle along the axis between the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. The hotel is also composed of a rectangular platform, which incorporates the restaurant and creates a “pocket” designed to increase guest privacy. There is an open green space above the platform. A very narrow structure, which sits between the hotel and the restaurant and connects them, possesses a strong identity of its own that is related to the look of the nearby Museum of Popular Art.

ARCHITECTS: Risco (Manuel Salgado, Joao Almeida eTomás Salgado) www.risco.org
ARCHITECTURE TEAM: João Almeida (site architect), Cristina Picoto, Catarina Pires e GianLuca Bono.
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: FSSMGN arquitectos lda (Fernando Sanchez Salvador e Margarida Grácio Nunes) www.fssmgn.com
INTERIOR TEAM: Ana Tsukagoshi, Claire Campens, Eliana Candeias Alves, Miguel Ribeiro Carvalho, Nelson Magro, Sofia Torres Pereira
GRAPHIC DESIGN: RMAC Brand Design (Ricardo Mealha +Ana Cunha) www.rmac.pt
HISTORY of ART CONSULTANT: Anísio Costa Franco
PHOTOS: FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura ( www.ultimasreportagens.com ).