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Flor da Murta Palace

Rehabilitation of Flor da Murta Palace


This Project is included in the Flor da Murta Palace’s rehabilitation, in Quinta da Terrugem, Oeiras.

This palace has been rehabilitated in order to receive SANEST’s – Saneamento da Costa do Estoril SA – services and direction.

To do so, we did a research of what existed and its constructive elements’ respective preservation conditions, allowing the restoration to proceed as precisely as possible, respecting all the previous existences.

Furthermore, a study was conducted over the chosen spaces’ distribution, according to SANEST’s needs. In this study, we attentively placed all the necessary current infrastructures on the less noble or more degraded areas, not changing, merely fully “restoring”, the noble zones and estate valuable locations.

A) Main Building – South Side and West

In these two building elements, we simply recovered and restored what was in better condition. There was only work done on the new sanitary facilities and a new staircase connecting the ground floor to the first floor was made.

B) Main Building – East Side

In this element, all noggins and the first floor pavement were demolished, since they were in an advanced state of deterioration.

New wooden pavements were made, identical to the existent, being the bottom floor walls kept, and the upper one replaced by plasterboard walls.

In the far north, a staircase for the floors’ communication was made, appropriating a wreck toilet room.

C) Cellar Element – attached to the West element

This building’s supplement was entirely recovered, maintaining the materials and only replacing the pavement, currently where a screed in poor conditions is found.

In the cellar’s sub soil new toilets were made.

D) North building Section

In this section, where formerly only a decadent shed existed, a small connection element was formed between the East and West side of the building.

This element was made from steel and glass construction, and culminates with a small pantry / staff rest room, overlooking the gardens.

Also on the exterior, an adjustment was also made, that beyond the palace’s gardens preservation and conservation works, included the scarp and waterline settling, the North cellar access, an irrigation network, infrastructure networks (drainage; lighting) and creation of a car parking lot on the palace’s East stand.




Quinta da Terrugem

Caxias, Oeiras

Construction Area:







The Flor da Murta Palace’s Recovery and rehabilitation project, enclosures and gardens at Quinta da Terrugem in Caxias. Oeiras City Hall’s property. Recuperation having in mind SANEST – Saneamento da Costa do Estoril SA’s settling. Study of what exists and of the preservation conditions in which all its constructive elements were found.



– António Pedro Batista Pardal Monteiro – Architect

– Manuel Cottinelli Telmo Pardal Monteiro – Architect

– João Cottinelli Telmo Pardal Monteiro – Architect

– Paulo Vasco Silva Antunes – Architect

– Ana Libório – Architect

– Maria João Garrudo – Designer

– Susana Duarte Raposo – Architect

– Amadeu Lourenço

– Rodrigo Moutinho

Foundations and Structure

– Paulo Reis – Engineer

Mechanical Equipment and Facilities

– Teprol

Water and Sewage Equipment and Facilities

Grade Ribeiro – Engineer

Electrical Equipment and Facilities

Silvino Maio / Lacerda Moreira – Engineers


– Biodesign


– Gonçalo Pardal Monteiro – Engineer