From textile to award winning residences

Transformation of a dilapidated industrial heritage site into a student residence while respecting its authenticity, with the conservation of active architectural elements.




PORTO (Portugal)


Residential / Student residence




Xior Student Housing NV


June 2022


8500 sqm

    Successful urban regeneration

    Granjo is transforming a ruined former textile factory in Porto into a student residence and flat programme in keeping with the architectural heritage of the site. The authorities wanted to preserve the building in line with the industrial character of the existing building. Granjo was custom-built for the operator Odalys, and the result is a student residence with 211 rooms and 16 separate flats, totalling 1,238 m² of living space.

    Student accommodation in an industrial look

    Designed by the Lisbon-based architectural firm Fragmentos, the operation consists of retaining certain structures such as the typical chimneys and the general shape of the buildings. The buildings also benefit from a significant improvement in energy performance to achieve an EPB level A.

    Award for the best rehabilitation

    The programme is a success: one of the 3 best rehabilitations in the service building category by Prémios Construir '22. The building was sold to the Xior Group, one of the leading European players in the management and ownership of student residences.

    Contact us

    Do not hesitate to contact us for more information:

    +32 2 486 23 90

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    R. de António Granjo 142, 4300-096 Porto, Portugal

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