Musa Brewery

In Lisbon’s district of Marvila Paulo Moreira Architectures transformed a vacant warehouse into a dynamic brewery using cost-effective solutions and pink colour.

Paulo Moreira Architectures, Musa Brewery, Lisbon, 2017
The Musa Brewery by Paulo Moreira Architectures is located in the district of Marvila, in the eastern part of Lisbon, an area that is undergoing a process of transformation. Following decades of gradual abandonment due to the deindustrialisation of the city, this is one of the capital’s up-and-coming neighbourhoods with trendy shops, cafes, art galleries, co-working spaces, lofts and so on.


A formerly vacant warehouse was brought back to life. It wasn’t sure how long the factory would be standing on the site, since a ‘threat’ of a real estate project hangs in the air; this called for a minimal, cost-effective intervention. The project consists of a factory, a tap room and technical areas. In the factory, attempts were made to efficiently accommodate the necessary technical equipment for beer production, following stringent rules and regulations.

Img.10 Paulo Moreira Architectures, Musa Brewery, Lisbon, 2017
Img.10 Paulo Moreira Architectures, Musa Brewery, Lisbon, 2017
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 the tap room. The tap room explored the idea of craftsmanship: the project balances the industrial character of the original building with the creation of a laidback atmosphere for gatherings, with music and beers.

Musa Brewery
, Lisbon, Portugal
Program: renovation
Architects: Paulo Moreira Architectures
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
Contractor: Construções Casimiro
Built area:
400 sqm

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