‘lisbon aquarium extension’ by campos costa arquitectos, lisbon, portugalimage © radek bruneckyall images courtesy of campos costa arquitectos

 

 

 

the recently completed lisbon aquarium extension by local practice campos costa arquitectos sought a volumetrically appropriate addition to peter chermayeff’s original 1998 construction being considered for architectural heritage, located in one of the city’s most active public plazas. the new structure poses a cubilinear solution whose proportions respond to those of the existing building although it stands as an architectonically individual structure. the entrance to the complex is now situated under the elevated form clad in 5,000 ceramic tiles reminiscent of marine scales that also provide the necessary shading and permeability for views and ventilation. over 1/3 of the project consists in circulation that connects the new to the old across the square, and also contains a space for temporary exhibitions, an auditorium and public services.

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumelevated walkway over the reflecting pool in the plazaimage © radek brunecky

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumimage © radek brunecky

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumapproachimage © daniel malhão

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumside elevationimage © daniel malhão

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumimage © daniel malhão

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumimage © radek brunecky

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumimage © radek brunecky

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumimage © radek brunecky

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumceramic tile facadeimage © vitor gabriel

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumfacade detailimage © vitor gabriel

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumimage © daniel malhão

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumsmall cafe shaded by the thick tilesimage © daniel malhão

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumimage © daniel malhão

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumimage © radek brunecky

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumentranceimage © radek brunecky

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquarium(left) entrance area(right) lobbyimage © radek brunecky

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariummain stairsimage © radek brunecky

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumauditoriumimage © daniel malhão

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumimage © campos costa arquitectos

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariumimage © radek brunecky

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquariummodelimage © iago cantiga

 

 

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquarium