A formerly vacant warehouse in the district of Marvila was brought back to life with a new industrial endeavour: the Musa Brewery. The project consists of a taproom, technical areas and factory.
It is not yet known how long the brewery will be able to remain on the site, as the ‘threat’ of a real estate project hangs in the air. This uncertainty called for a minimal, cost-effective intervention.
The taproom 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 taproom.
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, with music and beers.
project team: Paulo Moreira, Sarah Biffa, Adéla Krízková, Radka Domcíková, Nikolas Debrawer, Ambra Migliorisi, Emanuel Falappa, María Peña, Sofia Sousa Santos, Matteo Vianello, Caterina Barbon, Mariagiulia Pistonese, Andrea Ferro
client: Cerveja Independente Musa, Lda.
project coordination: Easy Open
builder: Construções Casimiro
building area: 400 m2
photos: Valter Vinagre
prizes: Prémios Construír 2018 – Nominated