NEW PRACTICE MOSSESSIAN UNVEILS LISBON SCHEME
These are the first images of the new 135,000m2 Campolide Parque mixed-use complex in Lisbon, designed by newly formed London practice Mossessian & Partners. Office chief Michel Mossessian, who won the 2003 NATO headquarters building while at SOM, originally came up with a masterplan for the project in 2001, while working for the commercial American giant. The Shoreditch-based architect was subsequently asked to review the competition-winning scheme and has unveiled new designs which include plans for 400 homes and 64,000m2 of offices as well as retail and leisure space. Conceived as an 'urban room', the cloistered development will wrap itself around green parkland with a contemporary art museum at its centre. Work is expected to start on site in 2007.