campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquarium campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquarium
jun 16, 2013

campos costa arquitectos extend the lisbon aquarium

‘lisbon aquarium extension’ by campos costa arquitectos, lisbon, portugal
image © radek brunecky
all 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.

 

 


elevated walkway over the reflecting pool in the plaza
image © radek brunecky

 

 


image © radek brunecky

 

 


approach
image © daniel malhão

 

 


side elevation
image © daniel malhão

 

 


image © daniel malhão

 

 


image © radek brunecky

 

 


image © radek brunecky

 

 


image © radek brunecky

 

 


ceramic tile facade
image © vitor gabriel

 

 


facade detail
image © vitor gabriel

 

 


image © daniel malhão

 

 


small cafe shaded by the thick tiles
image © daniel malhão

 

 


image © daniel malhão

 

 


image © radek brunecky

 

 


entrance
image © radek brunecky

 

 


(left) entrance area
(right) lobby
image © radek brunecky

 

 


main stairs
image © radek brunecky

 

 


auditorium
image © daniel malhão

 

 


image © campos costa arquitectos

 

 


image © radek brunecky

 

 


model
image © iago cantiga

 

 

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