ABOUT

ANDREAS MÖRSCHEL


Ordem dos Arquitectos Member | Portugal

Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg Member | Germany


Andreas Mörschel studied Architecture at the Fakultät für Architektur und Städtebau / Technische Universität in Stuttgart and at the Faculdade de Arquitectura Universidade do Porto. He made a Post-graduation in Construction and Real-Estate Management at the Universidade do Minho and Universidade Católica in Porto. After collaborating as a project coordinator on several PPP competitions with “JS+MM+BP ace” in Lisbon he became a Founding Partner and Managing Director of “BMM Balonas, Menano & Mörschel, Arquitectos” before starting his own studio in 2009.


TEAM MEMBERS since 2009


João Segurado, Lourenço Andrade, Benjamin Coustes, Vera Blanco, Nuno Mesquita, Maria Cochicho, Ruben Liça, Carolina Cantante, Manuel Queiroz Lima, Andre Cachado Alves, Filipa Lindo, Joana Matoso, Marcia Xavier, Nuno Velhinho, Gonçalo Freitas da Silva, Hamid Spahi 

LAKE HOUSE comporta | portugal 2007-2014

Photography by Roland Halbe

 

TYPOLOGY  housing

STATUS  built

SURFACE GCA  500 m2

CLIENT  private

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Quadrante Engenharia / Enerone

 

Inspired by oriental typologies and their tectonic architecture, the house sits on top of one of the large dunes rolling through a extensive pine tree forests. Built as a refuge from the bustle city, where traditional and contemporary design concepts join efforts with time-honoured building practices, the house fits naturally into its setting.

Sitting on a slab which appears to float above the ground the three pavilions are clustered around a central patio while exploring their relationship with the uniform, but surprisingly rich surroundings opening different perspectives from each room into the vast landscape. Three main materials with elementary aesthetics were used for the conception of the house. Exposed concrete slabs and walls combined with an elegant steel skeleton set up the structure of the house, enclosed by huge sliding glass panes and anthracite coloured sheet metal cladded roof.

Broad overhanging wooden pergolas, shutters and wooden ceilings with their warm colours add the necessary human scale and turn the house into a contemporary but highly habitable and comforting space.

JOÃO ROCHA SPORTS HALL - SCP lisbon | portugal 2014-...

TYPOLOGY  sports

STATUS  under construction (design & build competition by invitation)

SURFACE GCA  10.000 m2

CONTRACTOR  Ferreira Construções SA

CLIENT  SCP - Sporting Clube de Portugal

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / VHM / A2P

 

Project developed on competition “contract for design and construction of the João Rocha Sports Center”. It is intended to build next to the Alvalade XXI stadium, a multi-sports modalities arena with capacity to conduct international competitions and events, with a commercial area and a Sporting History Museum. The project main concept is to respond the competition`s premises the most effective way, and the same time, respect the restrictive conditions imposed by the Alvalade XXI Detailed Plan.

The Sports Center morphology is characterized mainly by the clearance of its exterior design. Generically, the building can be described as two overlaped volumes, one basis of glass and concrete and superior volume with the structure to sustain the rooftop. Conceptually the building reverses the classical constructive logic, with a volume of concrete over a glass box. This option gives the building a particular lightness, of great elegance. The final result is a well balanced volume in its proportions and the relationship with the surrounding.

RUA AUGUSTA DWELLING BUILDING lisbon | portugal 2009-2016

Photography by José Campos

 

TYPOLOGY  housing rehabilitation

STATUS  built

SURFACE GCA

CONTRACTOR

CLIENT

TEAM 

RUA POIAIS DE SÃO BENTO DWELLING BUILDING lisbon | portugal 2015-...

TYPOLOGY  housing rehabilitation

STATUS  under construction

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APARTMENT JOÃO XXI lisbon | portugal 2009-2010

TYPOLOGY  housing rehabilitation

STATUS  built

SURFACE GCA  200 m2

CLIENT  private

CONTRACTOR  MST-multi serviços técnicos

 

Apartment situated in the 1938 urbanization Bairro do Areeiro designed by Portuguese Architect Faria de Costa. The typical 1940’s floor plan was originally developed by José Segurado, Joaquim Ferreira and Guilherme Gomes and built between 1940 and 1948. The objective of our intervention is the updating of the original layout and adaptation to the requirements of contemporary lifestyle, while maintaining the apartment’s original lines. The construction method used in the 40’s obliging us to opt for a smart intervention by changing the matrix of connections between the existing compartments and achieving a change in the perception of the sense of space.

OMD HEADQUARTERS lisbon | portugal 2008-2009

Photography by Fernando Guerra

 

TYPOLOGY  office rehabilitation

STATUS  built

SURFACE GCA  500 m2

CLIENT  Ordem dos Medicos Dentistas

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Vectormais

 

VALE PISÃO RESORT MASTERPLAN / PORTO

TYPOLOGY  urban planning + housing

STATUS  design competition by invitation - 1st prize

SURFACE GCA  25.000 m2

CLIENT  Norte Golfe / Vale Pisão 

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Quadrante EngenhariaF|C arquitectura paisagista (landscaping)

 

The general concept for the 4th phase of Vale Pisão Nature Resort aims to develop an urban structure maximizing the benefits of this exceptional location through the strategic use of local topography and giving an independent and unique character by emphasizing the individual private space. Villas scattered on the slope in between the green of abundant vegetation, exploiting the excellent solar orientation and visual environments of Vale Pisão Nature Resort. From there one can overlook the entire valley, as well as the Fairways and the greens of the golf course.

The bigger villas with their “L” shaped layout provide maximum exposure to natural light and give greater flexibility regarding habitability aspects. The “L” protects the private central garden that the entire social wing of the dwelling opens onto. Moreover, this layout offers two blind elevations, which establish a boundary that offers privacy and a sense of security thereby creating a quiet and intimate family-home atmosphere.

The smaller villas, two T3 typologies, differ primarily in their hierarchical spatial organization. In the first variation all social space is located on the ground floor and benefits from an open relationship with the garden and view, the second variation offers a solution for the dwellings located on the back allotments. Here the foregoing concept is reversed and the social space occupies the upper floor of the dwelling, which provides it with a dominant position over the valley from its roof top terrace.

VFX HOSPITAL vila franca de xira | portugal 2006-2013

Photography by José Campos

 

TYPOLOGY  healthcare

STATUS  built (conception, BAFO)

SURFACE GCA  69.293 m2

CONTRACTOR  NHVFX/ ACE (Somague, Edifer, MSF)

CLIENT  Escala VFX (José de Mello Saúde, Somague, Edifer)

AUTHORS  Andreas Mörschel / Miguel Menano

TEAM  BMM Balonas & Menano e Mörschel Arquitectos / PROAP / Quadrante Engenharia / Ductos / LMSA / OMF / Procesl

INVESTMENT  57,3 m €

 

Competition (PPP) in partnership with José de Mello Saúde and Portuguese general contractors Somague, Edifer and MSF for the new Vila Franca de Xira Hospital with a capacity for 280 beds and a gross construction area of 69.293 m2. Located on a plot with an average slope of 20% with several existing constrains by external factors, such as a main water-conductor as well as protection zones to water lines. Besides of ideal “form-follows-function” and far away of being located on an ideal plot for hospital, the building adapts perfectly to the terrain and external constrains while maintaining the complex “neighbourhood relations” through using an innovative 3D-Matrix.

BRAGA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL braga | portugal 2005-2011

TYPOLOGY  healthcare

STATUS  built (conception, BAFO, detailed design)

SURFACE GCA  147.034 m2

CONTRACTOR  NHBraga / ACE (Somague, Edifer, MSF)

CLIENT  Escala Braga (José de Mello Saúde, Somague, Edifer)

AUTHORS  Andreas Mörschel / José Soalheiro / Miguel Menano / Teresa Castro

SPECIAL CONSULTANTS  HOK international (Sinclair Webster, Tony Scott)

TEAM  JS+MM+BP / ACE / BMM Balonas & Menano e Mörschel Arquitectos / PROAP / Quadrante Engenharia / Ductos / LMSA / Procesl

INVESTMENT  180 m €

 

Competition (PPP) in partnership with José de Mello Saúde and Portuguese general contractors Somague, Edifer and MSF for the new Braga University Hospital with a capacity for 704 beds and a gross construction area of 147.034 m2. The University Hospital is organized in functional clusters, each attached to its respective technology area and with a strong education component, linked to the new Faculty of Medicine of the Universidade do Minho. Largest hospital of the Portuguese PPP program, including supply of clinical services for 10 years.

LUANDA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL luanda | angola 2016

TYPOLOGY  healthcare

STATUS  design competition by invitation

SURFACE GCA  

CLIENT  Banco Atlântico

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos 

CUF CASCAIS HOSPITAL lisbon | portugal 2016

TYPOLOGY  healthcare

STATUS  design competition by invitation

SURFACE GCA  

CLIENT  

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos

BLIDA OPHTALMOLOGIC CENTRE blida | algeria 2016

TYPOLOGY  healthcare

STATUS  design competition by invitation

SURFACE GCA  

CLIENT  

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos

CENTRAL BANK OF LIBYA tripoli | libya 2013

TYPOLOGY  bank

STATUS  international design competition by invitation - 2nd prize

SURFACE GCA  70.000 m2

CLIENT  Central Bank of Libya

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / ECOU / Uli Seher - BRS architects / Transolar / Systematica / Amarante International

 

PRIZE WINNING ENTRIES

1st - Henning Larsen Architects (Denmark)

2nd - ECOU / Mörschel Architects /  Uli Seher - BRS architects

3rd - Zaha Hadid Architects (UK)

BAB AL MADINA MASTERPLAN tripoli | libya 2010

TYPOLOGY  urban planning

STATUS

SURFACE GCA  600.000 m2

CLIENT  ECOU / FMLIDCO / F&M

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Uli Seher - BRS architects / Quadrante Engenharia / MIC (traffic) / COLOCO (landscaping)

BIENNIAL EXHIBITION | Exposed at the 9th international architecture biennial NONABIA in São Paulo, Brazil in November 2011

 

Bab al Madina project is one of seven major urban scale projects integrated in the general Masterplan of Tripoli. Its location is at the south-eastern part of the city and is geographically linked with two others major urban scale projects: the  'Al Jumhuriyah street (now 17th of February Street) development project', and the 'Tripoli Green Belt'.

The project is located at the junction of two important road axes coming from the south with Tripoli’s First Ring Road, turning the 1,7 km long link between the first city ring road and the 17th of February Street into one of the major city gates and main entrances into the city of Tripoli.

The proposed concept develops the existing industrial wasteland into a lively city quarter using mixed-use structures along with new transversal connections interlacing the existing adjacent city fabrics. A dedicated Business District creates an urban landmark on Tripoli’s 1st Ring Road identifying the new city gate.

OTHER PROJECTS

BARCELOS HOSPITAL barcelos | portugal 2010


MILITARY HOSPITAL bechar | libya 2014


BROTHER’S CLINIC tripoli | libya 2013

 

ÉVORA HOSPITAL évora | portugal

 

TODOS-OS-SANTOS HOSPITAL lisbon | Portugal

 

SAGRADA ESPERANÇA HOSPITAL luanda | angola 2016

 

NATIONAL BIRTH-UNIT NETWORK | angola 2010

 

PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL tripoli | libya 2009

 

MILITARY MUSEUM tripoli | libya 2010