The Dolce Vita Tejo, retail and leisure designed by RTKL is located in Lisbon, Portugal. The development is the result of a shared vision by two companies, Chamartin Inmobiliaria and ING Real Estate. In a joint venture, the two companies commissioned RTKL to provide planning and architectural design services for the creation of a mixed-use urban center offering a vibrant community experience set within a retail environment.
RTKL’s concept focused on the development of an urban plaza to unify the various programme components around a central plaza lined with retail storefronts and restaurants that reinforce the design’s reference to urban streetscapes. Named after Tejo, the river flowing through the city of Lisbon, Dolce Vita Tejo occupies two sites separated by a public road. The design connects the two sites to create one retail destination that successfully blends the line between the traditional mall and the urban center.