Centro Ismaili, Lisboa – Ismaili Centre, Lisbon | A Profile in Portuguese Journal of Architecture

Ismailimail is excited to share an article about the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon in Diário de Arquitectura, a Portuguese Journal of Architecture. For the convenience of our readers Google translation is also provided.

A few of the images are provided in the image gallery below and more are available at the source.

Ismaili Centre Lisbon via Raj Rewal - Frederick Architects - Valsassina PROAP (Photo Rachel Ferraz Nunes)
Ismaili Centre Lisbon via Raj Rewal – Frederick Architects – Valsassina PROAP (Photo Rachel Ferraz Nunes)
Diário de Arquitectura
Centro Ismaili:
Raj Rewal + Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos + PROAP

 

O Centro Ismaili, na Avenida Lusíada em Lisboa, obra da autoria dos arquitectos, Raj Rewal, Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos e PROAP, construído em 1998, um espaço para a reunião dos Muçulmanos Ismailis, bem como da sua relação e abertura para com a comunidade em geral. O complexo desenvolvido em composição com a topografia do território, organiza os vários espaços de acordo com as suas funções, sociais, institucionais e religiosas, articulando-os em continua relação com espaços exteriores, pátios e jardins, permanecendo sempre um diálogo entre o interior e o exterior.

 

Uma obra onde as referências do universo islâmico são determinantes na composição arquitectónica, os pátios, os espaços da natureza e da água, elemento purificador sempre presente nos espaços exteriores e que acompanha o utilizador desde a entrada, no pátio das actividades sociais conduzindo-o até ao espaço da oração, no piso superior do centro. A presença da geometria constante, que na cultura significa a procura da perfeição, desenha-se na estrutura, nos eixos espaciais, nas fontes, nos detalhes, e na simetria espacial entre planos verticais e horizontais.

 

Original story in Portuguese

Journal of Architecture
Ismaili Centre:
Raj Rewal + Frederick Valsassina Architects + PROAP

 

The Ismaili Centre in Lisbon, located at Lusiada Avenue, is the work of the architects, Raj Rewal, Frederico Valsassina Architects and PROAP. Built in 1998, it is a space for the meeting of the Ismaili Muslims, as well as representing their relationship and openness to the general community. The complex  developed in composition with the topography of the territory, organizes the various spaces according to their functions – social, institutional and religious, articulating them in continuous relationship with outdoor spaces, patios and gardens, always remaining a dialogue between the interior and exterior.

 

The work references the Islamic world which is decisive in it’s architectural composition, the courtyards, spaces of nature and water purifying elements always present in outdoor spaces and accompanying the visitor from the entrance in the courtyard of the social activities leading up to the spaces of prayer in the upper center of the floor. The presence of constant geometry, that means the pursuit of perfection culture, draws on the structure, the spatial axes, the sources, the details, and the spacial symmetry vertical and horizontal planes between.

 

Google Translation

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