Residential

Essenza

Porto, Portugal

  • Year: 2017-2019
  • Client: Lucios Imobiliária
  • Area: 11.740 m² (126.368 sqft)
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Floors above ground: 6
  • Floors below ground: 2
  • Awards Special Mention
    German Design Awards - German Design Council 2021
    Excellent Architecture - Residential Building


    Finalist
    Prémio Nacional do Imobiliário - Magazine Imobiliário 2020
    Residential


    Gold Winner
    Prémios Lusófonos de Arquitectura e Design de Interiores 2020
    Architecture - Residential - Apartments


    Runner-up
    Architect of The Year Awards - The Architecture Community 2020
    Residential Built


    Official Selection
    LICC - London International Creative Competition 2020
    Build (Architecture)


    Shortlisted
    Design et al - The International Design & Architecture Awards 2021
    Residential Architectural Property


    Silver Winner
    Grands Prix du Design 2021
    Architecture - Residential Building


    Shortlisted
    WAF World Architecture Festival 2021
    Housing - Completed Buildings


  • Category: Residential
Dominated by striking lines and glazed with accentuated geometries, Essenza suggests a harmonious dialogue between the rigidity of materials and the organic forms of the natural landscape. The residential building gives continuity to its surroundings language, while also contributing to the area valorization from an architectural and constructive point of view. By taking advantage of the close connection to the park, Essenza promotes the extension of its spaces in a sustainable marriage between architecture and nature.