Altis Belém Hotel & Spa by RISCO Architects + FSSMGN Architects

March 16, 2010

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

Full description after the photos….


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)
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)
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)
HISTORY of ART CONSULTANT: Anísio Costa Franco
PHOTOS: FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura ( ).