The HCB was born to host people, projects and companies that work towards positioning Lisbon as an open, innovative and creative city.
We bet on diversity to promote encounters between different agents and industries.
Factory designs, builds and operates campuses for startups and fast-growing tech companies. By partnering with actors from the public and private sector as well as local startup communities Factory brings innovation into urban areas in need of revitalization, focusing on tastefully repurposing iconic sites, designing the ideal location to cluster technology and creative companies. Factory efforts work to support the new tech economy while bringing a new breath of life to urban centers.
Born in 2012 in Berlin as a flexible workspace solution for small and large companies, Factory has grown into a leading developer recognized for adaptive re-use projects and for transforming neighbourhoods across Europe, creating economic, social and political impact in the process.
Factory’s mission is to benefit not just those within its locations, but the wider community and cities that embrace it.
10.000 m2 main building + 2.000 m2 rooftop terrace.
12,000 m2 with waterfront views to Tagus river.
Flexible, sleek and modern commercial office units ranging from 100 m2 to 2,000 m2 with hints to the enriched historical past of the Portuguese armada.
In addition, the campus hosts a rooftop public park, public restaurant, three additional event spaces and parking garage.
Active community of innovators, that work together in a collaborative environment. Shared even facilities, a coffee shop and the next hot Mexican Restaurant in Lisbon and a tiny music bar create a unique environment to work on the products of the future.
Factory.com & José Baganha & Arquitectos Associados
Two-digit million budget
Beato Browers, a multipurpose space that encompassed The Browers Company, a spin-off of the Super Bock Group, which was born with the main objective of contributing to the appreciation of the beer culture and growth of the beer category. Based on a strong collaborative spirit, this new project will establish collaborations with different national and international partners, inside and outside the brewery universe, always seeking to provide new and better experiences around beer.
A microbrewery for small-scale beer production, a restaurant area and an area for cultural events and workshops and the promotion of the beer experience, in an area of approximately 700m2.
Beers will be produced on a small scale, under the seal of the Browers brand, which will coexist in the same space with other national and international beer brands, to offer a diversified and quality portfolio to all those who visit the Beato Browers. It also entails a restaurant area, in partnership with the Multifood Group, to complement the brewery offer with gastronomy that enhances the brewery experience, and there will be regular events in the space, which may be of a brewery, cultural or other nature. Central axis of public access to Culture and Creative Industries, namely with events and integrated collaborative activities in the areas of Music and Public and Urban Art.
The architectural project will be by Eduardo Souto de Moura. This is an ambitious renovation project that, while preserving the original design of the building, will assume a strong current character, modernity and comfort in a space adapted to brewery production.
3 million euros
A new and innovative food retail and catering experience focused on Portuguese products and the producers that produce them, consisting of an informal gathering place to taste, eat, buy and learn at the same time.
A market which combines the best of sustainable and healthy catering with the sale of the product, where there is no boundary between what you eat and what you buy, where the product will be the protagonist and the Producer will be at the center of the offer. A careful, rigorous selection of fresh, organic and artisanal products, available among various services like a Refectory, a Portuguese native meat butcher, a fishmonger with grill, a fresh market, vegetarian space, a wine cellar, a space dedicated to olive oil, a bakery and pastry produced locally, a cheese and delicatessen artisanal and also a grocery store where bulk and organic offerings are prominent.
About 700 products from more than 140 producers that are now available at Praça online shop, even before the opening of the space.
The first food market dedicated exclusively to the excellence of Portuguese products and their producers. The Praça services universe also includes a Forum, which will function as a meeting point between national producers and the public, a School - exactly in the same building where, in times of Military Maintenance it also existed - dedicated to learning and sharing knowledge themes related to food, sustainability, Portuguese cuisine and a space dedicated to Portuguese Startups linked to the gastronomy sector.
3 strong essential commitments: sustainability, innovation and social. In the area of sustainability, Praça is committed to promoting and supporting only producers who practice artisanal, sustainable and organic production, thus revealing respect for the different cycles of the seasons and promoting circular economy practices and minimizing waste. In the field of social commitment, there will be an integration with the Beato community together with other public entities and the launch of a Social Meal Exchange to provide access to meals for needy families in the region. Regarding Innovation, the space will have several urban gardens that will serve the different kitchens as well as the customers themselves.
3 million euros
Incubation space to host and support entrepreneurs, startups and technology-based scaleups, supporting them in developing their ideas and business.
Gross area of about 7,000 m2. Workspaces for startups, scaleups and larger technology companies along with virtual incubation. The building also includes shared working spaces, common support areas, social and technical areas, restaurant/cafeteria spaces. Given the centrality of the Startup Lisboa building in the HCB, it will act as the intersection of the various existing pedestrian axes of the complex, reinforcing the integrating mission of the building and of Startup Lisboa itself. The building is intended to be an open space, without physical barriers at the perimeter, with a central reception point to welcome and direct visitors. The covered public square will be the main lounge of Startup Lisboa, serving as a support to all users and visitors.
New space is a new approach to the incubation concept of Startup Lisboa, strongly investing in open innovation, placing the work side by side with promoters of new ideas and larger companies. The aim is to foster the exchange of experiences and the rapprochement between the world of startups and the corporate world, through a dynamic which is not possible in current spaces.
Casa do Capitão
Cultural, artistic and entertainment programming project. Current popular and dance music are the mainstay of this program that extends to other artistic areas, from performing arts, disciplinary crossings, visual arts, image and literature. In addition to its own program, Casa do Capitão will be open to different promoters and will host relevant cultural events of the city.
Building: 1.300 m2
Terrace: 500 m2
An open and inclusive space for discoveries and a meeting point, Casa do Capitão starts from an informed and influential public, of national and foreign residents, consumer of new urban and popular trends, to reach a wider and transgenerational public.
Claranet’s mission is to help our customers do amazing things. Passion: we have a passion for internet technologies and what IT can do for our customers. Pride: we take pride in what we deliver. Quality: we constantly work to improve everything we do.
Claranet 2.0 @ HCB is a 5-year plan, starting in 2022 (and 200 employees), which aims innovation (development of new services) and the establishment of Portugal as a hub for the provision of innovative services for the rest of the group and other international markets. It has 4 pillars: • Creation of a workplace in line with new trends (sustainable, social, collaborative); • Opening of Cloud competence centers (eg: application migration factory); • Investment in innovation: Cloud refactoring, machine learning, big data analytics, cyber-intelligence, future workplace, …; • Investment in specialized on-the-job training centers.
Application Migration Factory: new competence center for the Claranet group. Security Operations Center: new European Security Operations Center. Future Workplace: demo room with a future workstation. Claranet University: v2 – training investment in cloud, security and workplace specialists.
5 million euros
Museu de Lisboa - Fábrica de Moagem
The Flour Mill is part of the Museum of Lisbon, whose general mission is to reveal Lisbon in different ways, bringing to light the riches of one of the oldest cities in Europe. This future branch of the Museum aims to study, research, archive, preserve and promote the identity of the factory complex of the former Manutenção Militar (a military-run factory providing food for the armed forces), while connecting it with the industrial history of Lisbon and Portugal.
The flour mill building is a foundational part of the Manutenção Militar factory complex. It was the first building constructed to house the mill, as well as the bread, pasta and biscuit factories. Various construction systems – iron and concrete – can be seen there. The dynamic of the building is guided precisely by the development of the flour-production equipment itself. Inside this original building, we still find the entire operating system, almost intact, with its production lines and the complex network of tubes through which the cereal and the product itself – flour – were transported, which determined its unique character.
The rehabilitation and repurposing of the building that is being carried out follows sustainable principles which safeguard industrial heritage.
Usable area – 2,847 m2
The Flour Mill at the former Manutenção Militar, which dates from 1897, is nationally unique and internationally rare.
Being the first factory unit at the Manutenção Militar, which answered to all the requirements inherent in feeding an army, the Flour Mill holds a broad and valuable heritage.
Having been maintained intact, as it was when it closed in 2007, most of the more than one hundred machines, operating systems and tubing installed there are in a good state of conservation and working order.
As well as attesting to the three main chronological phases of industrialisation – the early 20th century, the 1950s and the 1970s – the factory has a spirit that the Museum of Lisbon wants to protect. At the same time, the Museum seeks to develop an inclusive and interactive exhibition and educational programme for this site, which makes this project stand out.
Innovative Services & Products
In the future, this will be a museological space with a permanent display that is inclusive and interactive, and will have a diverse programme devised in connection with other sections of the Museum of Lisbon, of which it is part, and in a close relationship with the HCB community.
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Founded by Commander Rui Nabeiro in 1961, Delta Cafés is a company specialized in the roasting and commercialization of coffee. The leader in the national market, it exports to more than two dozen countries and selects origins from the four corners of the world. It is a company with a human face management, whose values are based on a responsible attitude towards the future of the planet.
Startup Lisboa Beato
Startup Lisboa Beato