4 STAR HOTEL
BessaHotel Lisboa is a 4 star hotel building located on Avenida da Liberdade, one of the most exclusive areas of Lisbon.
The building occupies the terrain of two pre-existing buildings, one with seven floors above the street level facing Avenida da Liberdade and the other with 4 floors above the street level facing Travessa da Glória. This set of buildings was almost completely destroyed by a fire in 2006, in which the only elements that remained, thanks to the support of a containment structure, were the facades of the building facing Av. da Liberdade.
The external intervention intends to reconcile the needs of the program with the renewal of the architectural heritage, namely in the preservation of the pre-existing neoclassical façade facing to Avenida da Liberdade. The new building has two underground floors where the technical and parking areas are located, as well as the hotel and restaurant program distributed on the upper seven floors of the building.
On the ground floor, facing the avenue, are located the main entrance of the hotel, the restaurant and all common areas. The upper floors contain the guest rooms, and on the rooftop, facing Travessa da Glória, we can find a gym.
Inside the block, at the first floor, a new common space is created for the exclusive use of the guests, with terrace area, swimming pool and garden. The most striking feature of this space will be a vertical garden that covers the entire posterior façade of the body facing Travessa da Glória. This elevation translates into a vertical garden façade where the openings of the guest rooms are organized, whose rhythm and proportion intends to recreate the formal design of the pre-existing building.
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