THE BUILDING


A TIMELESS AND SINGULAR PROJECT


Architect: Eduardo Souto de Moura (Pritzker Architecture Prize, 2011)
Building area: 3526 m2
Typology: 6 apartments in historic palace (T3 to T5+1)
Apartments: With areas between 220 and 400 m2 of gross floor area
Access: Main entrance at the Príncipe Real Garden
Views: Privileged over Lisbon, the Tagus River and Príncipe Real Garden
Parking: 14 spaces
Terraces: Balconies, terraces or gardens in all apartments.

The completion date is planned to the end of 2017.



A COMFORTABLE, FUNCTIONAL AND CONVENIENT SPACE

In FARIA PALACE, each apartment is a place of comfort but also functionality and convenience, three indispensable concepts for those who live along the rhythm of the city and consider home a mix of relaxing haven and a space for meeting and sharing among friends.

It is also intended that each apartment can mirror the style of each resident, having the architect opted for a base of neutral colors and refined shapes. This option is visible on the floors in its original timber, in the stands of softened Lioz stone or Corian, and the crockery and underfloor heating in the toilets, leaving every resident all decorating options.

ARCHITECTURE

The architectural project entails the complete restoration of the palace and preservation of its existing heritage values, as well as the construction of a house and garden and shared underground garage.

Incorporated into the project is the recovery and reuse of the building’s original materials, including stucco, wall and ceiling paintings, frames, doors, jambs, baseboards and floors. Recovered materials will be combined with first rate, quality materials to meet the highest standards of comfort and safety (including investments in acoustic and thermal insulation, air conditioning and ventilation), adapted to a contemporary design.

STRUCTURE

In terms of the palace's refurbishment and structural reinforcement, the original structure of its front and partition walls will be preserved, along with the façades' masonry walls. Necessary reinforcements will be made to meet regulatory requirements and ensure robust resistance to seismic activity.

HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING AND VENTILATION

Indoor climate control in each apartment is provided independently using high efficiency heat pumps to heat and cool the apartments and provide hot water.

On the ground floor of the palace and in the house, indoor climate control is maintained through underfloor heating systems. For other apartments in the palace, heating and cooling is provided using floor-mounted fan coil units.

The system selected for each apartment includes a boiler connected to the heat pump, which allows ambient heat to be evenly and silently distributed by natural convection through the fan coil units, thereby preventing dry air from forming.

The apartments are also equipped with a system that allows indoor air to be ventilated in every room after it is filtered, thermally treated and insufflated, using units with energy efficient fans and a highly efficient heat exchanger.

HOT WATER SUPPLY

Heating of hot water is integrated into the indoor climate control system by making use of the heat generated by the heat pump, resulting in lower energy consumption.

To ensure that hot water is instantly available, an extra boiler is provided as a back up for the heat pump, eliminating the need to wait for hot water to be replenished in the event that its production capacity is exceeded.

ELECTRICAL AND SAFETY SYSTEMS

Lighting fixtures in common areas are designed by Souto de Moura, with a high quality, well designed remote control system.

Rooms are equipped with various electrical outlets and lighting control points, allowing for wide flexibility when arranging furniture in the space;

The lighting and blinds are controlled through a simple and flexible Digitstrom domotic system that allows users to alter and customize it according to the level of simplicity or complexity they need. This system also allows lighting and blinds to be centrally controlled so that the entire apartment can be shut down with a single tap, including remotely using a tablet or smartphone.

All of the apartments come pre-installed with security systems to guard against intrusion;

PARKING

The garage features a WÖHR automatic parking system for 14 vehicles, including SUV's and family-sized vehicles.



GENERAL

  1. Exterior Walls: Masonry with painted plaster finish;
  2. Interior Walls: Masonry and partition walls with stucco or plasterboard, painted;
  3. Ceilings and walls in the building's foyer with restored decorative paintings;
  4. Apartment ceilings: plasterboard with efficient acoustic insulation between the units; in some cases, the ceilings include pre-existing decorative motifs;
  5. Front door of the building and front door of apartments: Solid wood from the original palace;

FLOORING

  1. Apartment on the ground floor - Lioz with honed finish laid over underfloor heating system;
  2. Upper level apartments in the palace - Old Riga or pitch pine from the original building or American pine;
  3. House Afizelia wood laid over underfloor heating system;
  4. Kitchen floors: Lioz with honed finish;
  5. Bathroom floors: Underfloor heating covered by Lioz with honed finish;

WINDOWS

Double glazed with lacquered wood.  Restoration of the building's original windows and application of a second glaze on the inside to provide efficient acoustic and thermal insulation.

OTHER CARPENTRY WORK

  1. Jambs and baseboards - Recuperation of original baseboards in painted solid wood;
  2. Closets: In lacquered wood and designed by Souto de Moura;

BATHROOMS

  1. Walls - Lioz, with honed finish, up to a height of 2 meters;
  2. Floors - Lioz with honed finish, non-slip surface;
  3. Closets: Lacquered Wood;
  4. Counter: Lioz with honed finish and sculpted sink;
  5. Bathtub: Enamelled steel;
  6. Shower trays in Lioz;
  7. Faucets: Water Evolution, designed by Souto de Moura;
  8. Toilets:  Sanitana;
  9. Water Supply System: multi-layer pipes (Geberit);
  10. Wastewater System: Acoustic tubing (Silere from Valsil);
  11. Mirror:  6 mm thick, with bevelled edges;

KITCHENS

  1. Cabinets: designed by Souto Moura - can be substituted by Boffi "upon request";
  2. Tops and Counters - Lioz with honed finish;
  3. Faucets: Water Evolution, designed by Souto de Moura;
  4. Walls: Lioz with honed finish, up to a height of 2 meters;
  5. Floors: Lioz with honed finish;
  6. Ceilings:  Plasterboard, with acoustic insulation;
  7. Appliances: Refrigerator, Cooktop, Oven, Ventilation Hood, Microwave Oven, Dishwasher and Warming Drawer, Washer and Dryer, by Gaggenau;

ELEVATORS

  1. Palace: capacity for 10 people (Konë);
  2. House: homelift with capacity for 4 people (Konë);

A REFERANCE IN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE

Designed by acclaimed architect Eduardo Souto de Moura (Pritzker Architecture Prize, 2011), the apartments combine harmoniously history and comfort, sophistication and timelessness.

Souto de Moura signature is also visible in the exclusive kitchens designed by himself and the details he made sure to include as custom faucets.

The selection of materials denotes the excellence of construction and finishes, have been carefully made to provide all the well-being and quality of life, preserving and restoring much of the original historic materials.




EASTBANC:
Founded by Anthony Lanier, headquartered in Washington DC, EastBanc specialized in the growth of long-term value of commercial and residential assets by transforming historical buildings into unique properties, with innovative concepts, modern architecture, and respect for the character of the neighborhood and its environment. Meet our Team.

ALVES RIBEIRO:
Alves Ribeiro is a Portuguese private equity firm, dedicated to the construction of public and private projects. For over 70 years, the company has been present in various projects, working either alone or in association with other national and foreign companies, in the construction of roads, airfields, urbanization and buildings.