Foster designed a petrol station in Lisbon ?!

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Foster designed a petrol station in Lisbon ?!

Postby Rita Ochoa » Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:49 pm

I'm a regular client of this petrol station (pass it everyday on my to the office)... Only now I've found out it's designed by Sir Norman Foster! I even think it's my car parked there on the 1st picture!

Does any one know Repsol (the petrol company) intends to repeat the design somewhere else ?

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Postby patriciagaspar » Thu Feb 27, 2003 6:01 pm

i know at least 3 similar repsol petrol stations in Lisbon, one nera Universidade Catolica, other in Expo and the other near Campo Grande
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Feb 28, 2003 9:26 am

So its a standard design for the firm so?
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Postby patriciagaspar » Fri Feb 28, 2003 11:20 am

i think so!
it is really great, and usefull because the solution presented it is like a shelter for the user and protects and drives the rain water

Another office in portugal used the same kind of solution in the highway barrier
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Postby patriciagaspar » Fri Feb 28, 2003 6:52 pm

When the Spanish oil company Repsol commissioned a new service station system, the challenge was to update its roadside identity while delivering a highly flexible solution capable of adaptation to 200 sites planned around Spain.

The result is a modular canopy system in the Repsol signature colours of red, white and orange. Clusters of these structures form overlapping 'umbrellas' sheltering each station forecourt. The canopy head is an inverted pyramid, its crisp edges balanced by less emphatic lines on the cladding.

The umbrellas vary in number, height and in the degree of overlap between them, according to the specifics of each site. The associated shop unit, car wash, petrol pumps and signage elements belong to a related family of pure, box-like forms. Together, they provide maximum flexibility in planning and accommodate numerous variations in site configuration. All these elements are factory made and easily transported and installed on site, providing cost benefits while ensuring high quality standards and rapid delivery.

The canopies are arranged in a pre-determined sequence which ensures that a red one is always the tallest. This brightly coloured combination creates a strong three-dimensional image. Even from the air Repsol's identity is clearly announced. On the road the stations are identifiable from a distance and vivid and inviting when approached.

Appointment Date: 1997

Height: 8 m

Client: Repsol

Consultants:
Claude and Danielle Engle Lighting
David Langdon and Everest
Ove Arup and Partners
Roger Preston and Partners
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