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competition

1st PRIZE

Public Nature

Type

Urban and Landscape Planning

 

Location

Porto, Portugal

 

Area

95.000m²

 

Started

2020

Completion

2023 (Expected)

 

Client

CM Porto

 

Status

Competition 1st Prize

Images by

Mau Atelier and Plan-t Lab

The proposal for the public space requalification lies on the rehabilitation of the site’s social and urban environment. The main goal is to value the existing characteristics by protecting nature - its flora, fauna, the water cycle and it's natural course - and the enrichment of the pedestrian paths, seeking to maximize the use and functionality of the public spaces.
 
The strategy is based on a multifunctional and diversified plan, that intends to bring together in its physical ground, a varied set of vocational, material and immaterial features. This aim to embody the current and new residents, recognizing their different generations, backgrounds and cultures.
 
The main concept is centered around three fundamental development assumptions:Structure, Character and Social Catalysts.
 
The first is focused on building up the current roads’ network, by carefully layering the different importance and size of each one of them.
Character is associated with the needs of the surrounding neighborhoods that merge together in a central element: the water stream.
Lastly, the social aspect plays a big role to strengthen the community link, bringing different programs and activities to the site: sports, urban farming, plazas and playgrounds will fetch a new symbolism to this part of the city.

project with

MAU Atelier

PLAN-T LAB

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Structure

Road network

Character

Neighborhoods and river stream

Social Catalysts

Programs and activities

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Structure - Road Network

Access roads

Structure - Road Network

Shared roads

Structure - Road Network

Walkways

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The social aspect plays a big role to strengthen the community link, bringing different programs and activities together

The proposal intends to integrate and value the local features of the site, that are already treasured by the local population.

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