The Altis Belém Hotel is located on the city of Lisbon’s riverfront, between the Bom Sucesso Dock and the Popular Art Museum. The main structure was designed perpendicular to the Tagus River, a 3-storey parallelepiped with a “classic” front facing the Dock, in transparent serigraphed glass, allowing every room to have a river view. To the East, the smaller 2-storey structure, perpendicular to the previous one, creates formal relationships that are at the scale of the Popular Art Museum building.
Comprising 42 rooms, this ambitious and cosmopolitan 5-star hotel opens itself in earnest onto the riverside promenade from the completely accessible and pervious ground floor, with a plan for shops, restaurants, café, bar and outdoor esplanades, as well as a program for recreational nautical sports facilities. The building’s entire interior features a dramatic and sophisticated ambience, where the visual and formal concern focuses primarily on proportion, light and matter.
Risco was responsible for the building concept, scheme and detailed design, construction drawings, special projects coordination (including interior design by FSSMGN studio) and technical site supervision.
FssMgn Architects was responsible for the Interior Architecture concept, scheme and detailed design, construction drawings, special projects coordination and technical site supervision in the interior spaces with public usage, namely the lobby, lounges, restaurants and bar, conference rooms, hotel rooms and Spa. They also coordinated and articulated the History of the art consultancy with the Graphic Design team, and have designed or selected the equipment and furniture of all the public and room areas of the Hotel.
The Altis Belém Hotel won the “2010 Best Complex Award” in the tourism category, ranked by IMOBILIÁRIA magazine, and received an Honourable Mention at the 5th “Turismo de Portugal national tourism awards” (2009) in the “New Private Development” category. Altis Belém Hotel & Spa won the prize Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Hotel for Interior Design 2012.
Architect: Risco | Manuel Salgado+Tomás Salgado+Joao Almeida
Interior architecture: fssmgn arquitectos lda | Fernando Sanchez Salvador+Margarida Grácio Nunes
Graphic Design: RMAC Ricardo Mealha+Ana Cunha Project name: Altis Belém Hotel & Spa
Program: Hotel, Spa, Restaurant, Lounge-Bar
History of the art consultant : Anísio Costa Franco
Project year: 2005-2009
Photos: FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura