Multi-award winning centre reflects stunning landscape
Working in close partnership with the client’s team, we achieved a development of outstanding impact and value, both to the city and to the client.
Forming the first phase of the city extension masterplan, the multi-award winning Forum Coimbra includes approximately 150 retail units, a multi-screen cinema, food court and leisure facilities, drawing over eight million visitors annually.
Set within the hillside, the development offers magnificent views of the river Mondego, and uses different forms, changing massing and feature towers to create a striking profile opposite the city.
A former factory, the design was inspired by the elements, with fire, water and earth zones. The colours and shapes used in the fire zone reflect the local tradition of students burning their ribbons at graduation.