The intervention at Rossio Station in Lisbon presupposed two objectives: the restoration of the platforms and its connection to the Restauradores metro station.
The new roof, thought out on environmental comfort terms and in aesthetic conformity with the original from the late XIX century closed the remaining area of the terminal. The metallic body allows the maintenance of the interior temperature of the station in the winter through the entry of hot air during the day; and in the summer, it is closed during the day letting cooler air flow in during the night. This process is complemented by ventilators and the construction characteristics of the building which give it a good thermal inertia.
Between the railway lines we have stairs which lead to the lower level and which meet at the main atrium which serves as an intermediate level from which you go done, once more, to the level of the metro.
The recovery work was carried out using original materials while the body of the new station re-interpreted the existing architectural elements in a clear affirmation of modern times.