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
Praça Hub, Lda was created to develop the PRAÇA project and brings together a team where everyone shares the same purpose and passion for the wealth of our products, authenticity, responsibility to better feed future generations and an obsession with innovation and making things happen.
A Praça intends to be a new experience, a change of paradigm, a return to the origins. A space where there is no boundary between what one eats and what one buys, and where the protagonist will be the product. A rediscovery of our products, smells and tastes. A return to the praça (local produce market).
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.
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