BessaHotel Liberdade

Lisbon, Portugal

  • Year: 2011-2014
  • Client: BBon, Lda
  • Area: 9.130 m² (98.274 sqft)
  • Floors above ground: 7
  • Floors below ground: 2
  • Rooms: 113
  • Awards: Muse Design Awards 2019 - Silver Winner - Architectural Design - Hospitality

    Architecture Masterprize - Winner 2019

    2A Continental Architectural Awards 2019 - European Public Architecture - Honorable Mention
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Category: Hospitality
BessaHotel Liberdade is a four-star hotel located on Avenida da Liberdade, one of the most exclusive areas of Lisbon. The project consisted of the restoration of a building that was almost destroyed by a fire. The external intervention intended to reconcile the needs of the new program with the building’s architectural heritage, namely the preservation of the neoclassical facade. One of the hotel’s most striking feature is a vertical garden that covers the entire posterior facade. Used as if it were a material, green takes on the protagonist role, softening the impact of the building, contributing to its sustainability, and giving the hotel a new life and color.