Rossio Garden Hotel

Rehabilitation / Extension Tourism Rossio, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Client: Plataforma - Investimentos Imobiliários, Lda.
Project: HOTEL ****
Site area: 879,42 m²
Gross floor area: 2568,40 m²
Architect: J A Zinho Antunes

Construction of a 4-star Hotel, located in the historic centre of the city of Lisbon, more specifically on Rua Jardim do Regedor and Travessa de Stº Antão. By helping to overcome the shortage of tourist accommodation in the area of diverse activities of a cultural and entertainment nature, its existence is considered to be of unquestionable value.

These two arteries are part of a set of streets, which are located in the area called Portas de Stº Antão. It has several theatres such as Colosseum and Politeama, both in operation as well as Odéon and Olympia, which are currently closed. The National Theatre D. Maria is situated at the end of this street. There are also many restaurants, breweries and bars that contribute to the liveliness of this area. We can also find the Geography Society and the Athenaeum, the Alentejo house and the Almada Palace.

This project involved renovation and change of uses of two buildings, in a high state of degradation, that share the heart of a block. Their construction reflects the Pombaline style of the 19th century.

The building located on Rua Jardim do Regedor includes the main public entrance and consists of 6 floors with a capacity of 56 rooms as well as social and service areas. Its facades respect the rhythms of openings and language of an architecture style of Pombaline, which guarantees the maintenance of the homogeneity image and of the environment constituted by the systematic reproduction of this architectural practice, which was intended to be to preserve.

The building with access on Travessa de Stº Antão includes the entrance of services and consists of 3 floors with a capacity of 9 rooms as well as social and service areas. Its exterior image is naturally integrated in the architectural spirit and style of the place. Although it does not appear to be a particularly rich example, it was believed that the preservation of this language allows for the conservation of the environment, visible throughout the local area and produced by the architecture of the time.