Lisbon, Portugal’s concealed gem that is, at times, overshadowed by its Spanish neighbors, was having trouble making their São Paulo Square shine.  With the celebrations of the patron saint of the city – St Antonio approaching, the Parafernália joined forces with Ordem dos Arquitectos and LIKEarchitects to take an active approach and make a big, bright statement that does not fail at make you stop and stare.

Arch2o-Party Animal  São Paulo Square, Lisbon, Portugal (5)

 Courtesy of São Paulo Square, Lisbon, Portugal

The stage project, called Party Animal, was installed as a centerpiece does not necessarily fit into the overall subdued aesthetic of the Square, but instead acts as its intentioned “wow factor”. During the day when it is abandoned, it has more of a sculptural and submissive effect, where as at night, when the lights are turned on it performs a show of its own alongside whatever spectacle is taking place.

Arch2o-Party Animal  São Paulo Square, Lisbon, Portugal (7)

 Courtesy of São Paulo Square, Lisbon, Portugal

The goal was ultimately to build something affordable and architectural dynamic with an alluring color to serve as a stage for cultural, concerts, and even DJ events.

By Ariela Lenetsky

 

 Courtesy of São Paulo Square, Lisbon, Portugal

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