Habitational and Commercial Complex in Chelas
Consórcio F.Nova Edifer/Alv. Ribeiro
Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos, Lda
210000,00 m 2
This huge development is a shopping centre and four blocks of flats. The site is within the area of a complex urban road interchange that includes an elevated dual carriageway. A Metro tunnel crosses the site diagonally.
The development is built under, over and around the existing road interchange and Metro line. The lower levels of the underground car parking are beneath the existing pile caps of the elevated road so these, and the existing piles, had to be incorporated into the parking areas.
The underground areas had to be planned to avoid the diagonal tunnel, with transfer structures above to carry loads from the shopping areas.
The fifteen floors residential blocks are sited away from the areas of foundation complexity. These blocks are of reinforced concrete construction, using cross walls and cores to obtain the essential lateral stiffness.