The district of Marvila, in the eastern part of Lisbon, is undergoing a process of transformation. Following decades of gradual abandonment due to the deindustrialisation of the city, this is one of the Portuguese capital’s up-and-coming neighbourhoods, with trendy shops, cafes, art galleries, co-working spaces, lofts, etc. A formerly vacant warehouse was brought back to life with a new industrial endeavour: the Musa Brewery.
The project consists of a tap room, technical areas and a factory. The tap room explored the idea of craftsmanship, and the same degree of attention was paid both to the overall result and the small details. The service areas were accommodated in a new volume made of painted cement blocks and raw concrete, located in the transition between the factory and tap room. In the factory, attempts were made to efficiently accommodate the necessary technical equipment for beer production, following stringent rules and regulations. The project aims to balance the industrial character of the original building with the creation of a laidback atmosphere for gatherings around music listening and beer drinking.