Ordem dos Arquitectos Member | Portugal

Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg Member | Germany



Andreas Mörschel studied Architecture at the Fakultät für Architektur und Städtebau / Technische Universität in Stuttgart and at the Faculdade de Arquitectura Universidade do Porto. He made a Post-graduation in Construction and Real-Estate Management at the Universidade do Minho and Universidade Católica in Porto. After collaborating as a project coordinator on several PPP competitions with “JS+MM+BP ace” in Lisbon he became a Founding Partner and Managing Director of “BMM Balonas, Menano & Mörschel, Arquitectos” before starting his own studio in 2009.


TEAM MEMBERS since 2009

João Segurado, Lourenço Andrade, Benjamin Coustes, Vera Blanco, Nuno Mesquita, Maria Cochicho, Ruben Marçal Liça, Carolina Cantante, Manuel Queiroz Lima, Andre Cachado Alves, Filipa Lindo, Joana Matoso, Marcia Xavier, Nuno Velhinho, Gonçalo Freitas da Silva, Hamid Spahi, Mariana Morais 

LAKE HOUSE comporta | portugal 2007-2014

Photography by Roland Halbe


TYPOLOGY  housing

STATUS  built


CLIENT  private

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Quadrante Engenharia / Enerone



Marie Claire Maison (2016), France, nº 486 jul.-aug. 2016, p. 128-136

Architectural Digest (2016), Russia, nº 8 aug. p. 124-129

Philip Jodidio (2015), European House, Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd, Autralia, p. 168-171


Inspired by oriental typologies and their tectonic architecture, the house sits on top of one of the large dunes rolling through a extensive pine tree forests. Built as a refuge from the bustle city, where traditional and contemporary design concepts join efforts with time-honoured building practices, the house fits naturally into its setting.

Sitting on a slab which appears to float above the ground the three pavilions are clustered around a central patio while exploring their relationship with the uniform, but surprisingly rich surroundings opening different perspectives from each room into the vast landscape. Three main materials with elementary aesthetics were used for the conception of the house. Exposed concrete slabs and walls combined with an elegant steel skeleton set up the structure of the house, enclosed by huge sliding glass panes and anthracite coloured sheet metal cladded roof.

Broad overhanging wooden pergolas, shutters and wooden ceilings with their warm colours add the necessary human scale and turn the house into a contemporary but highly habitable and comforting space.

JOÃO ROCHA SPORTS HALL - SCP lisbon | portugal 2014-2017

TYPOLOGY  sports

STATUS  built (design & build competition by invitation)

SURFACE GCA  10.000 m2

CONTRACTOR  Ferreira Construções SA

CLIENT  SCP - Sporting Clube de Portugal

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / VHM / A2P


Project developed on competition “contract for design and construction of the João Rocha Sports Center”. It is intended to build next to the Alvalade XXI stadium, a multi-sports modalities arena with capacity to conduct international competitions and events, with a commercial area and a Sporting History Museum. The project main concept is to respond the competition`s premises the most effective way, and the same time, respect the restrictive conditions imposed by the Alvalade XXI Detailed Plan.

The Sports Center morphology is characterized mainly by the clearance of its exterior design. Generically, the building can be described as two overlaped volumes, one basis of glass and concrete and superior volume with the structure to sustain the rooftop. Conceptually the building reverses the classical constructive logic, with a volume of concrete over a glass box. This option gives the building a particular lightness, of great elegance. The final result is a well balanced volume in its proportions and the relationship with the surrounding.

RUA AUGUSTA BUILDING lisbon | portugal 2009-2016

Photography by José Campos


TYPOLOGY  housing rehabilitation

STATUS  built

SURFACE GCA 1.000 m2


CLIENT  Sociedade de Escritórios SA

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Quadrante EngenhariaCushman & Wakefield


The strategy of rehabilitation of the building located on the corner defined by Rua Augusta and Rua da Vitória, in the heart of the Baixa Pombalina neighbourhood in Lisbon, was based on the demolition of the building’s core (the inevibility of this situation was due to: a complex pathological condition, an advanced degradation state and extensive adulteration and a small number of elements with patrimonial value), the maintenance of its outer envelope (with the recovery of rare elements with a patrimonial value – masonry, locks and tiles) and the construction of a “new” building inside.

Despite the demolition of the interior, the solution developed for its reconstruction uses constructive techniques similar and referenced in the Pombal model. For instance, the implementation of a structural model based on micro-piles, cooperative slabs of wood and concrete on the 1st and 2nd floors and cooperative slabs of concrete and iron on the 3rd and 4th floors, partition wall and a configuration of the stairs that is based on a typology of “pombalinas” stairs, without pump and next to the façade.

The architectural proposal was sensitive to the existing object by expressing contemporaneity with subtlety and always referenced in the Pombal model. The intervention establishes an intense dialogue with the environment and rehabilitates the outer envelope with materials that evolve harmoniously in time. In a sense, it respects and dignifies the historical and patrimonial value not only of the building but of the whole neighbourhood – Baixa Pombalina.

RUA POIAIS DE SÃO BENTO BUILDING lisbon | portugal 2015-2017

Photography by José Campos


TYPOLOGY  housing rehabilitation

STATUS  built



CLIENT  Splendid Ocean SA

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / CRespassos


The building (inserted in the Detailed Zoning Plan of Bairro Alto and Bica) was only partially occupied – commercial area in the ground floor and two dwellings on the 3rd floor. The proposal aims to recover the whole building while maintaining its constructive “truth” through techniques which are compatible with the original techniques. In this way it pursues not only the conservation of the “canonic image” and its constructive system, but also the implementation of current requirements in the dwelling function by integrating all the technical features, which will lead to comfort conditions.

It was taken into account the existing interior partition – specially the structural walls – so it minimizes the demolition process and enables the maximum utilization of the area. Therefore, the accomplishment of these principles made it possible to recover an 18th century building that belongs to the Bairro Alto neighbourhood, while reactivating its function and avoiding further degradation. 

APARTMENT JOÃO XXI lisbon | portugal 2009-2010

TYPOLOGY  housing rehabilitation

STATUS  built


CLIENT  private

CONTRACTOR  MST-Multi Serviços Técnicos


Apartment situated in the 1938 urbanization Bairro do Areeiro designed by Portuguese Architect Faria de Costa. The typical 1940’s floor plan was originally developed by José Segurado, Joaquim Ferreira and Guilherme Gomes and built between 1940 and 1948. The objective of our intervention is the updating of the original layout and adaptation to the requirements of contemporary lifestyle, while maintaining the apartment’s original lines. The construction method used in the 40’s obliging us to opt for a smart intervention by changing the matrix of connections between the existing compartments and achieving a change in the perception of the sense of space.


Photography by Fernando Guerra


TYPOLOGY  office rehabilitation

STATUS  built


CLIENT  Ordem dos Medicos Dentistas

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Vectormais


VALE PISÃO RESORT MASTERPLAN porto | portugal 2010

TYPOLOGY  urban planning + housing

STATUS  design competition by invitation - 1st prize

SURFACE GCA  25.000 m2

CLIENT  Norte Golfe / Vale Pisão 

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Quadrante EngenhariaF|C arquitectura paisagista (landscaping)


The general concept for the 4th phase of Vale Pisão Nature Resort aims to develop an urban structure maximizing the benefits of this exceptional location through the strategic use of local topography and giving an independent and unique character by emphasizing the individual private space. Villas scattered on the slope in between the green of abundant vegetation, exploiting the excellent solar orientation and visual environments of Vale Pisão Nature Resort. From there one can overlook the entire valley, as well as the Fairways and the greens of the golf course.

The bigger villas with their “L” shaped layout provide maximum exposure to natural light and give greater flexibility regarding habitability aspects. The “L” protects the private central garden that the entire social wing of the dwelling opens onto. Moreover, this layout offers two blind elevations, which establish a boundary that offers privacy and a sense of security thereby creating a quiet and intimate family-home atmosphere.

The smaller villas, two T3 typologies, differ primarily in their hierarchical spatial organization. In the first variation all social space is located on the ground floor and benefits from an open relationship with the garden and view, the second variation offers a solution for the dwellings located on the back allotments. Here the foregoing concept is reversed and the social space occupies the upper floor of the dwelling, which provides it with a dominant position over the valley from its roof top terrace.

VFX HOSPITAL vila franca de xira | portugal 2006-2013

Photography by José Campos


TYPOLOGY  healthcare

STATUS  built (conception, BAFO)

SURFACE GCA  69.293 m2

CONTRACTOR  NHVFX / ACE (Somague, Edifer, MSF)

CLIENT  Escala Vila Franca (José de Mello Saúde, Somague, Edifer)

AUTHORS  Andreas Mörschel / Miguel Menano

TEAM  BMM Balonas & Menano e Mörschel Arquitectos / PROAP / Quadrante Engenharia / Ductos / LMSA / OMF / Procesl

INVESTMENT  57,3 m €


Competition (PPP) in partnership with José de Mello Saúde and Portuguese general contractors Somague, Edifer and MSF for the new Vila Franca de Xira Hospital with a capacity for 280 beds and a gross construction area of 69.293 m2. Located on a plot with an average slope of 20% with several existing constrains by external factors, such as a main water-conductor as well as protection zones to water lines. Besides of ideal “form-follows-function” and far away of being located on an ideal plot for hospital, the building adapts perfectly to the terrain and external constrains while maintaining the complex “neighbourhood relations” through using an innovative 3D-Matrix.

BRAGA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL braga | portugal 2005-2011

TYPOLOGY  healthcare

STATUS  built (conception, BAFO, detailed design)

SURFACE GCA  147.034 m2

CONTRACTOR  NHBraga / ACE (Somague, Edifer, MSF)

CLIENT  Escala Braga (José de Mello Saúde, Somague, Edifer)

AUTHORS  Andreas Mörschel / José Soalheiro / Miguel Menano / Teresa Castro

SPECIAL CONSULTANTS  HOK international (Sinclair Webster, Tony Scott)

TEAM  JS+MM+BP / ACE / BMM Balonas & Menano e Mörschel Arquitectos / PROAP / Quadrante Engenharia / Ductos / LMSA / Procesl



Competition (PPP) in partnership with José de Mello Saúde and Portuguese general contractors Somague, Edifer and MSF for the new Braga University Hospital with a capacity for 704 beds and a gross construction area of 147.034 m2. The University Hospital is organized in functional clusters, each attached to its respective technology area and with a strong education component, linked to the new Faculty of Medicine of the Universidade do Minho. Largest hospital of the Portuguese PPP program, including supply of clinical services for 10 years.


TYPOLOGY  healthcare

STATUS  design competition by invitation

SURFACE GCA  18.445 m2

CLIENT  Banco Atlântico


TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Quadrante EngenhariaOMF / F|C arquitectura paisagista 

INVESTMENT  50.000.000 usd


A new healthcare facility, located in the Camama Region, south of Luanda City. A private general hospital, with 90 beds capacity and a gross area target of 19.000m2. Developed in a classical department distribution- Outpatient areas in the entrance level, Techological departments and Impatient wards in upper levels and general support services located in the basement level- this highly optimized building was also concebed with the requirement of maximum flexibility. A future expansion of 20.000m2 was estimated in the initial design, distributed in three buildings, inside the masterplan hospital plot.

CUF CASCAIS HOSPITAL lisbon | portugal 2016

TYPOLOGY  healthcare

STATUS  design competition by invitation

SURFACE GCA  4.716 m2 (2.690 m2 new building / 2.026 m2 refurbishment of the existent)

CLIENT  José de Mello Saúde

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Quadrante EngenhariaOMF / F|C arquitectura paisagista 


Competition launched by José de Mello Saúde Group for the refurbishment and expansion of the CUF Cascais. The main goal was to connect the needs of the Functional Program, between the new and the existing, to develop a correct organization and relocation of the functional departments with a clear separation of flows and fulfilment of tender conditions to obtain an efficient and advanced health care facility, within sustainable costs for all parties involved. A new, contemporary and integrated structure with the existing one, without major demolition impact, as well as a correct location of the infrastructures needed for the new compartments and prepared for future adaptation was also required.


TYPOLOGY  healthcare

STATUS  design competition by invitation

SURFACE GCA  23.200 m2

CLIENT  Ministére de la Defence Nationale of Argélie

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Quadrante Arquitectura Quadrante Engenharia / OMF / F|C arquitectura paisagista  


This healthcare unit was developed into the international competition for design, engineering and construction of the new Ophthalmologic center with 17,000 m2 and an administrative center with 6.200 m2, launched by the Direction Centrale des infrastructures Militaires and the Direction des projects de realization des infrastructures hospitalieres et sanitaires of the Ministére de la Defence Nationale of Argélie. The main functional areas are in vertical continuity and around a patio, to increase the desired relations between departments and to allow the natural illumination of the compartments. Between the two buildings is the main square for public access and a single basement for general support and shared technical areas of the two centers.

ST. JULIAN´S SCHOOL carcavelos | portugal 2016

TYPOLOGY  primary and secondary school

STATUS  design competition by invitation (2nd prize)

SURFACE GCA  primary school 3.067 m² / secondary school 21.754 m²

CLIENT  St. Julian’s School

TEAM Mörschel Arquitectos / Uli Seher - BRS architectsF|C Arquitectura Paisagista

CENTRAL BANK OF LIBYA tripoli | libya 2013


STATUS  international design competition by invitation - 2nd prize

SURFACE GCA  70.000 m2

CLIENT  Central Bank of Libya

TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / ECOU / Uli Seher - BRS architects / Transolar / Systematica / Amarante International



1st - Henning Larsen Architects (Denmark)

2nd - ECOU / Mörschel Architects /  Uli Seher - BRS architects

3rd - Zaha Hadid Architects (UK)

BAB AL MADINA MASTERPLAN tripoli | libya 2010

TYPOLOGY  urban planning

STATUS  on going

SURFACE GCA  600.000 m2


TEAM  Mörschel Arquitectos / Uli Seher - BRS architects / Quadrante Engenharia / MIC (traffic) / COLOCO (landscaping)

BIENNIAL EXHIBITION | Exposed at the 9th international architecture biennial NONABIA in São Paulo, Brazil in November 2011


Bab al Madina project is one of seven major urban scale projects integrated in the general Masterplan of Tripoli. Its location is at the south-eastern part of the city and is geographically linked with two others major urban scale projects: the  'Al Jumhuriyah street (now 17th of February Street) development project', and the 'Tripoli Green Belt'.

The project is located at the junction of two important road axes coming from the south with Tripoli’s First Ring Road, turning the 1,7 km long link between the first city ring road and the 17th of February Street into one of the major city gates and main entrances into the city of Tripoli.

The proposed concept develops the existing industrial wasteland into a lively city quarter using mixed-use structures along with new transversal connections interlacing the existing adjacent city fabrics. A dedicated Business District creates an urban landmark on Tripoli’s 1st Ring Road identifying the new city gate.


BARCELOS HOSPITAL barcelos | portugal 2010 | design competition


MILITARY HOSPITAL bechar | libya 2014 | international design-and-build competition


BROTHERS CLINIC tripoli | libya 2013 | preliminary design


ÉVORA HOSPITAL évora | portugal 2008 | design competition


TODOS-OS-SANTOS HOSPITAL lisbon | portugal 2009 | design-and-build competition


SAGRADA ESPERANÇA HOSPITAL luanda | angola 2016 | design competition by invitation


NATIONAL BIRTH-UNIT NETWORK | angola 2010 | preliminary design


PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL tripoli | libya 2009 | ongoing


MILITARY MUSEUM tripoli | libya 2010 | stage D design and detailed design