Rua da Escola Politécnica, 421250-102 Lisboa
The country's endangered symbol, redwood, also known as pau-brasil, which the Portuguese brought to Europe in the 15th century, is one of the most valuable woods in the world. Rare and precious, it is also the name of a new shopping area located on the first floor of Palacete Castilho - a fine example of Pombaline residential architecture dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, right in the heart of Príncipe Real.
Casa Pau-Brasil is like a platform to promote renowned Brazilian designers in the Portuguese and European markets, comprising 17 design, fashion, cosmetics and gourmet brands from the other side of the Atlantic. Such is the case of Lenny Niemeyer, one of the country's top beachwear designers; Granado, the brand that supplies the Brazilian imperial family; or QuartoSala, an area representing the finest names in Brazilian design, such as Sergio Rodrigues, Irmãos Campana, Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Flávio de Carvalho.
Just like the neighboring Embaixada, the project was created by EastBanc, an investment and urban rehabilitation company that aims to revitalize trade in Príncipe Real.