Thesis Project brought up with Marco Borsotti and Sonia Pistidda from Politecnico di Milano and Fernando Sanchez Salvador from FAUL.
The project is about the urban regeneration of Rua da Alegria, in Santo Antonio’s Freguesia, in Lisbon, through the addition of a Social Hub, using the abandoned buildings along the street. We focused on the restoration of the main building of the system, located in Rua da Alegria 78/104, now in complete abandon.
The project’s conception starts from an analysis of the heavy social changes occurring in the city in these last years, which are caused by a process of economic improvement. Lisbon is fastly becoming a touristic-machine with services and facilities for the satisfaction of the foreign visitors.
The project aims to preserve every sign that time has left on the building. It tries to enhance all the historical layers that have alternated and also consideres demolition as one of them. We want the building to comunicate his complex story by itself, preserving its uncompleted-state. To achieve this every facade is going to be consolidated and the new building is going to ensure just punctual sustains.
One scaffolding will be preserved as well, becoming the project's catalyzer.
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