Pousada De Cascais

by | 31. Oct 2012

Extention/ redesign | Feature | Hotels
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Photo: Joao Morgado

The Pousada de Cascais is set within the walls of the historical 16th century Citadel of Cascais fortress, one of the military forts built to defend the coast and entrance of the Tagus river. The fortress was acquired by the Cascais municipality for cultural and tourism purposes in 2003 and has now been fully converted to a luxury hotel.

The restoration and conversion by Gonçalo Byrne, Joao Gois and David Sinclair respects the heritage value of the site and the natural beauty of the surroundings.

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

It is a place where ancient meets modern with many of the rooms dramatically set into the former barracks, making each space a different experience.

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

Rising above the fortress the new building, covered with a corten steel grid, has a feeling of transparency and lightness in contrast to the massive fortress walls. The rooms in the new building have spectacular views of the sea or of the inner courtyard.

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

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Photo: Joao Morgado

The Pousada has 108 rooms and 18 suites.

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Model photo courtesy Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos and DSAA Arquitectos Model

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Drawing courtesy Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos and DSAA Arquitectos Site Plan

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Drawing courtesy Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos and DSAA Arquitectos Ground Level Plan

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Drawing courtesy Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos and DSAA Arquitectos First Floor Plan

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Drawing courtesy Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos and DSAA Arquitectos Second Floor Plan

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Drawing courtesy Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos and DSAA Arquitectos Roof Plan

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Drawing courtesy Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos and DSAA Arquitectos Sections

INFORMATION

CITY Cascais
COUNTRY Portugal
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Luisa Estadão, Gerald Luckhurst

CLIENT

CONTRACTOR