Altis Belém Hotel / RISCO Architects

Altis belém hotel, lisbon, portugal / risco architects

The Altis Belém Hotel is situated in Belém, on the waterfront to the east of the Bom Sucesso Dock and opposite the Belém Cultural Centre. It is a 5-star hotel with 50 rooms and a number of facilities intended to support water sports.

Altis belém hotel, lisbon, portugal / risco architects

The main structure, which has two floors, lies perpendicular to the Tagus in such a way as to make best use of the views across the city and the estuary. It is also designed not to constitute a visual obstacle along the axis between the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. The hotel is also composed of a rectangular platform, which incorporates the restaurant and creates a “pocket” designed to increase guest privacy.

Altis belém hotel, lisbon, portugal / risco architects

There is an open green space above the platform. A very narrow structure, which sits between the hotel and the restaurant and connects them, possesses a strong identity of its own that is related to the look of the nearby Museum of Popular Art. The interior design is by FSSMGN Architects.

Project Details:
Location: Doca do Bom Sucesso, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Date: 1999-2009
Area: 9 086,4 m2
Architects: Risco (Manuel Salgado, Joao Almeida eTomás Salgado)
Architecture Team: João Almeida, Cristina Picoto, Catarina Pires e GianLuca Bono.
Client: Altis,SA
Landscape Architecture: NPK
Photos: FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura (

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