Real Estate Rua Rodrigues Faria 103 Lisbon, portugal 2008
Lx Factory was one of Mainside’s projects that most defined the new urban mesh and mindset in the city of Lisbon.
The main building was built between 1846-49, to house the Companhia de Fiação e Tecidos Lisbonense. Subsequently, the complex grew and was occupied by Companhia Industrial de Portugal and Colónias, which installed a yeast factory there, by the typography Comercial de Portugal and finally by the printing company Mirandela.
It is one of the most important industrial complexes in Lisbon, as well as one of the first to adopt a typology of iron architecture in Portugal. The complex occupies 23,000 m2 of area.
The property, acquired in 2005, gave rise to LxFactory, a project that joins three pillars: the industrial space, the time (which determines the needs, demand and supply) and the human load.
The first resident entered in 2008. It is open 24 hours and there are always activities taking place.
After years of being hidden from the public eye, this little fraction of the city has now been unveiled and returned to the community in the form of Lx Factory. This creative hub is fuelled by companies and industry professionals, but it has also been brought to life by an array of different events in fields such as fashion, advertising, communication, multimedia, art, architecture and music, among others, which have encouraged countless visitors to rediscover this part of Alcântara.
An industrial feel pulses through Lx Factory. It is an experience factory where it is possible to intervene, think, create and present ideas and products in a space that belongs to everyone.