Alegro Sintra Location City: Sintra, Portugal

Refreshing the visual experience at an award-winning shopping centre near Lisbon

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Retail, Leisure
Architecture, Interiors


Key Info

Refurbishment of former Forum Sintra shopping centre, originally also designed by Chapman Taylor
Completed in March 2020

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An attractive new visual identity

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

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.

Refreshed interior spaces

The redesign for the successful retail and leisure destination, now owned by Nhood, 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.

Distinct themes and abundant greenery

The internal area is supplemented by several outdoor terraces which provide great 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.

Award-winning architecture

The design concept for the original shopping centre, 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’.

Chapman Taylor, in collaboration with the Portuguese design studio BOOST, created this new visual identity for Alegro Sintra shopping centre on behalf of Nhood.

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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