Alegro Sintra refurbishment in Portugal nominated for ArchDaily Building of the Year Award

Alegro Sintra shopping centre in Portugal has been nominated in the “Commercial Project” category for the 2021 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards.

Chapman Taylor, in collaboration with the Portuguese design studio BOOST, created a new visual identity for the former Forum Sintra shopping centre, now named Alegro Sintra, in Sintra, near the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.

The design concept for Forum Sintra itself, which opened in 2011, was developed by Chapman Taylor together with Portuguese architects ARX. Forum Sintra won the 2012 Across Award for ‘Most Innovative Shopping Centre more than 50,000m²’.

The redesign for the successful retail and leisure destination, now owned by Nhood (formerly named Ceetrus), sees the main façade and the interiors reimagined for a new decade, including the foodcourt area, seating, playground and toilets. The refurbishment has been designed to align with the striking Alegro brand identity and will inform the design of the company’s other buildings.

The existing BREEAM-certified shopping and leisure complex is a development of over 165,000m² comprising retail space, restaurants and leisure areas over three levels, as well as three underground parking floors.

The internal area is supplemented by several outdoor terraces which provide breathtaking views of the surroundings. The building was envisaged as a series of juxtaposed diagonal malls, each with distinct themes, building systems and material palettes.

Abundant greenery is used throughout, both externally and internally. There are also publicly accessible, landscaped roof spaces and terraces

The ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards, now in their twelfth year, honour the best buildings in 15 categories, as decided by registered members of the ArchDaily website.

The nomination process starts on 26 January 26th and ends 10 February 2021 at 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT). The finalists round starts on 10 February and ends 18 February 2021 at 12:01AM EST (5:01am GMT). The winners will be announced on 18 February 2021. Anyone can register on the My ArchDaily platform to nominate/vote (or use your existing My ArchDaily account).

Javier Vieiro (MArch COAG)

Associate Director, Madrid

Javier has extensive design and construction experience working on both Spanish and international projects, including the project and resident architect role during the construction of Mall of Qatar in Doha.

He has a strong record of leading multidisciplinary teams in the design and development of commercial, retail, hospitality and residential projects.

Javier joined Chapman Taylor in 2005 and was promoted to Associate Director in 2015.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Retail / Residential / Hospitality

Javier se unió a Chapman Taylor en 2005 y fue ascendido a Director Asociado en 2015. Tiene una extensa experiencia en diseño de proyectos tanto españoles como internacionales, incluyendo el haber asumido el rol de arquitecto residente durante la construcción del recientemente inaugurado Mall of Qatar. Javier es líder de equipos multidisciplinares en el diseño y desarrollo de proyectos comerciales, hoteleros y residenciales.

Áreas de especialización:

Planes Directores / Uso mixto / Comercial / Residencial

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