Retica Merlin, Lisbon

Public space proposal to communicate 4 individual buildings belonging to Merlin Properties

Mixed use




Design Proposal

el proyecto

el concepto

We proposed linking those buildings with a gantry, with commercial units around the edge, linking these 4 buildings belonging to a real estate investment company in a well-known street. Blue geometric patterns on the floor were used to unite the buildings, proposing a cost-effective paint method to unify the public space of those buildings.

Our proposal offers moving from four buildings into a campus unified by services and spaces promoting the feeling of community, gathering and wellbeing.

Signage will guide people towards the different outdoor activities and to the buildings’ interior. New street furniture is proposed, as well as greenery and recovering abandoned spaces.

The outdoor intervention also proposes alternative workspaces, promoting human relations and leisure.

The intervention is divided into 5 zones: PLAY, SHARE, RELAX, INFORM and CREATE areas. Each area is adjacent to the buildings to promote community, gathering and wellbeing through new services.