Rossio Station, Lisbon

Estacao Central do Rossio, Lisbon’s iconic central railway station is situated in the heart of the city. The neo-Manueline station was built in 1887 by architect Jose Luis Monteiro but in recent years had fallen into serious disrepair. Broadway Malyan won an international competition to restore the station back to its former glory.

The project saw the stripping away of various additions and alterations that had made the original layout cluttered and confusing. Original stonework and cast-iron details were restored and cleaned throughout while elegant and minimal modern insertions were added to better facilitate customers. The redesigned building integrates the commuter railway station with 3,000m2 office space, 1,000m2 retail and food offer as well as a public gallery and exhibition space.

A former car park located to the south of the station has been converted into a car free public square which gives the important building a new urban presence.

Best Refurbishment Project, Construir Magazine 2008


Client: Refer Invesfer
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Size: 8,000m² 
Skills: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture
Status: Completed