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Photo by Luís Pinto, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...

We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.

Photo by Mila Teshaieva, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.

There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.

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Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...

Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.

Photo by Jakub Karwowski, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.

Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.

Photo by Ian Lieske, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.

Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.

Photo by Clarence Gorton, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...

Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.

Photo by Filipa Alves, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…

Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.

Photo by Scarlett Coten, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Esthetics. ESTHETICS (from the Greek aisthetiké, "sensitive") n.f. 1. Philosophy branch of philosophy that studies the beauty and nature of artistic phenomena; 2. author's own style, time, etc.; 3. harmony of shapes and colors, beauty; 4. set of techniques and treatments that aim to beautify the body.

We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.

Photo by Karl Erik Brondbo, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.

We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.

edp jornal negocios
DST builds two new towers at electric company headquarters

Jornal de Negócios 

DST group has been awarded the contract to construct the new building of the EDP complex, designed by Chilean Pritzker prize-winner Alejandro Aravena, set to welcome 800 employees of the group, currently scattered throughout Lisbon, two years from now.

Designed by Chilean Alejandro Aravena, winner of the 2016 Pritzker prize – a kind of Nobel prize for Architecture -, in collaboration with Portuguese architect Carrilho da Graça, construction work on the second building of the EDP Headquarters in Aterro da Boavista, Lisbon, has begun. “Work started with the demolition of existing buildings on the site, which is nearing completion, and the construction of the perimeter retaining wall, part of the underground car park”, an official source from the DST group, which won the contract, told Negócios.

Known as Boavista II, it will be located to the rear of the headquarters building designed by brothers Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus, which stands on Avenida 24 de julho and was completed in 2015. With a gross built area of 23,800 square metres and 11,400 square metres of usable space, the building will also have a four-storey car park with 257 spaces, 97 of which will be public.

This project involves the construction of two towers, East and West, connected at the basement level and rising six storeys above the ground. According to a description by DST, the ground floor will, naturally, serve as an atrium and reception. Offices will be located on floors one to four, while the remaining space will be occupied by the gym, esplanade, conference room and roof. Each floor will have a surface area of approximately 1000 square metres.

Upon completion, scheduled for the "first half of 2022", the new building will be occupied by a similar number of EDP staff as currently work at the group headquarters, almost 800. At present, these employees are based at other sites owned by the electric company, around the Portuguese capital.

"The central area of the project, on the ground floor, will feature an access tunnel to the two towers. Plans also include an ‘external leaning block’, which will rest on the West tower, giving the appearance of an ‘fallen book’, revealed the same DST representative.

According to the same source, the interior of this central square has been designed to function primarily as an atrium and cafe, separate from the two towers – an entirely public space, which will also feature a viewing platform overlooking the River Tagus.

“As well as enhancing the group portfolio with an iconic building, set to become a landmark on the Lisbon skyline, winning this project has also boosted the motivation of the teams directly involved in delivering the new EDP headquarters”, adds José Teixeira, President of DST Group, without revealing the value of this contract.

The businessman stressed that this project, “with an aesthetic language based on the possibilities of concrete and glass, will reuse materials salvaged from the demolition of the existing buildings on the site, and stands out for its use of sustainable materials, which give the development a timeless feel”.




The new building at the EDP headquarters complex in Lisbon is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2022.




The first EDP headquarters building, designed by architects Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus, opened in 2015.