French Gourmet Pastry Lisbon Shop

French Gourmet Pastry, Lisbon Shop Building, Poison d` amour, Portugal Store Design

French Gourmet Pastry Lisbon : Poison d` amour Lisboa

Portuguese Architecture design by 71 Arquitectos

24 Feb 2012

Location: Rua da Escola Politécnica, São Mamede, central Lisbon

Design: 71 Arquitectos

Photos: João Morgado

French Gourmet Pastry Lisbon

Photos: João Morgado

Gourmet Pastry Lisboa

P030-Gourmet Pastry

Halfway between the garden of the Principe Real and the Botanical Garden, we can find on the ground floor of a eighteenth century building the most specialized French pastry in the capital, “Poison d’Amour.”

Gourmet Pastry Lisboa

It was decided that the architecture should assume a role that dictated a discreet dialogue between the sum of light of all colors and the absence of color (black and white), scenario for a pageant of products that by itself are very colorful, ie, a neutral environment so that the patisserie française can shine.

Poison d` amour Lisboa

We have created a belt, disconnected from all the original structure, and all the elements, walls, ceilings and floors were painted matte black, leaving only the sight of the stone cladding of limestone of the arc that is presented in the lobby. The immaculate white belt surrounds all spaces, creating a relation between the various compartments, and at the same time allows to support any kind of decorative intervention by the Customer.

French Gourmet Pastry Lisbon shop interior

The belt allowed to pass most of the infrastructures from behind, relying on the support structure of the belt, and avoid the opening of rocky debris, thereby making the work faster and economical. All existing joinery were replaced by more slender steel profiles and without beams, allowing to establish a stronger link between the interior and the exterior.

The pastry develops from a wide entrance hall, divided by an arch. Perpendicular to the façade is the balcony of products on “Tiger Skin” limestone. In this room we can admire the exhibition of products, from the petit gateau to the colorful macaroons, served in the tea room on the left.

In the garden path we pass by the left side of the sanitary facilities, following the cafeteria and the respective counter also in “Tiger Skin”. From the cafeteria we can see the garden / terrace which stretches itself over the botanical garden. The cafeteria area also accesses the Laboratory / kitchen, the sanitary facilities for staff and the storage area.

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photos : João Morgado


The facings of sanitary facilities, changing rooms and storage are waterproof plasterboard and painted with washable enamel paint allowing greater cleaning and sterilization effectiveness. The floors areas used for circulation of customer are in painted screed and epoxy paint mate. The floors in the service areas (kitchen, storage room and dressing room) are in self-leveling epoxy with closings in half cane and plasterboard. The benches and counters are covered with limestone.

Entrance / Pastry
Tea room
Client sanitary facilities

Pavement: screed and matte epoxy paint
Walls: plasterboard + washable paint
Ceilings: plasterboard + washable paint

Changing room sanitary facilities for staff / storage

Pavement: self-leveling epoxy closings in half cane
Walls & Ceilings as above


Pavement: self-leveling epoxy closings in half cane
Walls: plaster and washable paint
Ceilings: plasterboard and washable paint

French Gourmet Pastry – Building Information

Title: P030-Gourmet Pastry, Poison d` amour, lda
Phase: completed
Year: 2011
Location: Rua da Escola Politécnica nº 32, Lisboa
Client: Poison d` amour, lda

Author: 71 ARQUITECTOS + Arqº. David Carqueijeiro
Coordination: Emanuel Romão
Collaboration: Paula Lemos Romão; Arnaud De Lanève
Editor: Ricardo Henriques
Measurements: Dibato
Technical facilities: sublimerito, projectos e consultadoria
Constructor: Qualiflat, lda
Catering Equipment: Sovithen, lda

Photographs: João Morgado

French Gourmet Pastry Lisbon images / information received 230212

Note – Lisboa is often translated as Lisbon in English

Location: Rua da Escola Politécnica nº 32, Lisboa, Portugal, southwest Europe

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