Second Home, the world’s most innovative creative workspace provider, with a mission to support creativity, entrepreneurship and wellbeing in cities around the world, has opened Second Home Lisboa a 12,000 sq ft space inside the Mercado Da Ribeira, Lisbon’s oldest food market.
Lisbon is Second Home’s second ever location and the fourth project on which they have collaborating with award-winning Spanish architects SelgasCano. Previous collaborations include Second Home Spitalfields, Libreria bookshop and Kibera Hamlets School in Nairobi.
In Second Home Lisboa, SelgasCano’s architectural intervention integrates the following key principles:
Serendipity. Every aspect of the space is designed to maximise collisions between our diverse community of industries and disciplines, so sparking the cross-fertilisation between different domains.
Biophilia. There are over 1,000 plants and trees inside the space, which help support wellbeing, reduce background noise and improve air quality by reducing CO2 levels and increasing humidity whilst reducing airborne dust levels.
Sustainability. Second Home Lisboa is one of the greenest buildings in Europe, deploying the latest environmental technologies. Instead of a traditional air-conditioning system, we installed an advanced radiant heating and cooling system that uses cross ventilation of air and fluctuating base temperatures to provide the most comfortable feel within the space.
Domesticity. We understand that in the modern economy, the demarcation between work and life - and work and home - are breaking down. At Second Home, everything is domestic in scale, which is why there are over 300 different lights and chairs and none of the trappings of the traditional office like strip lighting, oppressive air conditioning systems and un-openable windows.
History. We took a deliberate design decision to respect the beautiful beams and trusses of the market structure (originally built in 1892), which led to the innovative use of plants to create natural privacy between teams.
Workspace for 250 members
Over 1000 plants and trees
500 different desk chairs and lamps - including many mid-century and Bauhaus originals
Lending library with over 2000 English and Portuguese books
Cafe with an Italian coffee machine to make the best flat whites in Lisbon
Bar offering food and drinks throughout the day - including Portuguese natural wines
Wellbeing space (see below)
4 private meeting rooms
Cultural venue hosting films, live music and talks from top entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders
Surf bus to take members to the beach on a regular basis for surfing before and after work
Second Home, the world’s most innovative creative workspace provider, with a mission to support creativity, entrepreneurship and wellbeing in cities around the world, has opened Second Home Lisboa a 12,000 sq ft space inside the Mercado Da Ribeira, Lisbon’s oldest food market. Lisbon is Second Home’s second ever location and the fourth project on which they have collaborating with award-winning Spanish architects SelgasCano. Previous collaborations include...
- Client Second Home (founded by Sam Aldenton and Rohan Silva)
- Status Completed works
- Type Offices/studios