Restoration of the Palace de Matos Rodrigues - S. José Street (Lisbon)
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CRERE was the responsible for the full restoration of the Palace of Rodrigues de Matos in Lisbon. The work was undertook between 2007 and 2010.
Located in the heart of Lisbon in one of the oldest and picturesque streets of the city is the Palácio do Mercador ("Merchant's Palace"- Mercador Luxury Appartments), a building whose first record dates back to 1565.
Resisting the earthquake that struck Lisbon in 1755, the owner at the time knowing of the presence in the city of the Milanese plasterer Giovanni Grossi commissioned him the decoration of his palace, according the rococo style, coating ceilings with beautiful stucco, the walls with tile ("azulejos") panels and decorative paintings that we can still admire. ?Over the five hundred years of its existence, the palace was home to many famous people who marked the society of their time through politics, culture and overseas trade.
The conservation of the palace reflected a deterioration associated with lack of maintenance. Faced with a huge picture of structural weaknesses CRERE was the responsible in the implementation of procedures to allow the original physical integrity, properly supported in existing historical records.Artistic Stuccco and plasters / Mural paintings / Gilding / Sculpture / Artistic metals