Manufacturing unit Lisbon / Studio Julian Breinersdorfer + José Baganha + Angela Maurice
Textual content description offered by the architects. Manufacturing unit Lisbon is the adaptive reuse of a 1973 cookie and noodle manufacturing facility of the Portuguese navy. The heritage-protected constructing sits on Lisbon‘s harbor entrance, in a historic military provide complicated, at the moment being remodeled into an innovation district, Hub Criativo de Beato. Formed to accommodate noodle machines, the constructing is 200m lengthy and solely 11m broad.
This slender quantity would usually require the introduction of a number of concrete cores for emergency circulation. To be able to keep away from such a disruptive intervention, all circulation has been connected externally. Within the form of light-weight metal walkways and single-flight stairs, it meanders alongside the façades and weaves across the historic silos and an elevator shaft within the heart of the constructing. Right here, the steps are suspended from the ceiling, to reduce their structural affect. The brand new elevator shaft is clad with mirrors, so it blends with the historic colours and options.
The ribbon-shaped circulation ties collectively Manufacturing unit‘s distinctive mix of program and design rules: workplace areas for big firms and start-ups are mixed with occasion areas, native eating places, and a 2.000m2 public entry roof terrace. The design method is to retain outdated supplies and surfaces wherever attainable and distinction them with up to date components of concrete, metal, glass, and wooden.
Manufacturing unit Lisbon goals to make a multilayered and nuanced affect on Beato‘s local people. There’s a robust deal with making the venue accessible to a various native and worldwide public, past that of the everyday convention enterprise: present occasions cowl tech, meals, gender, skateboarding, style, structure, and artwork, on each a for- and non-profit foundation.
Structure and idea have been developed in an interdisciplinary and collaborative effort. Aligning daring structure respectfully alongside its given context is the shared Leitmotiv of Manufacturing unit‘s founder Simon Schaefer, and the architects Julian Breinersdorfer, José Baganha, and Angela Maurice.
In step with these design rules, all main interventions are drawn as white metal traces. They add or repair what is critical whereas leaving the historic constructing physique legible and intact. Along with the walkways, St. Andreas crosses have been connected to make the constructing earthquake resistant, brick façade components have been opened as white-framed glazing, to convey mild in or enable for circulation, and mezzanine flooring have been prolonged to make use of excessive areas extra effectively. The mandatory technical installations are handled as veins, unashamedly taking their place within the constructing’s physique. They’re seen as technological transformations, adapting the performance of an outdated meals manufacturing facility to up to date workplace and occasion makes use of.
Crops and wood buildout components convey a nonindustrial softness, with out leaving the Seventies palette. Historic particulars like two cookie machines, the yellow perforated brick partitions, and broken marble staircases have been lovingly restored and built-in. All constructing supplies, finishes, and geometries have been chosen to vibrate with Lisbon‘s magic Atlantic mild.