DESCRIPTION: One of the premises of the project was to preserve the structural elements of the timber flooring, the stairwell and its partition walls. The entire structure of the existing floors was harnessed, treated and reinforced, guaranteeing a good structural performance.
World Architecture & Design Awards 2019
First Award | Category: Restoration Renovation
Architects: Mário Meireles
Studio: Meireles Arquitectos
Team Members: Mário Meireles, Filipa Lima
Lead Architect: Mário Miguel Meireles
Design Team: Filipa Lima
Project year: 2018
Photo credits: João Morgado
The imposing wooden staircase marks the central space of the building. Inside each apartment, light travels through the ornate wooden frames. The intervention was deep and detailed, so that the spaces meet the current user’s needs with the refinement of the old.
BIO: We have experience in dealing with both institutional and private clients. Throughout time we have developed several kinds of programs, always adapting to every client needs and wishes. Our more recent restoration/renovation projects were developed in the historical centre of Porto (Portugal).