The final thesis of my master degree was a consequence of the project realized under the first architectural triennal of Lisbon, an universities competition with the theme Urban Voids. In this project we decided that the metropolitan area of great Lisbon would be the study area contemplating the river Tagus estuary. Barreiro, peripheric city of Lisbon, grows on the south margin of river Tagus and is situated in almost in the center of the estuary, thus, in its history, Barreiro has a very important role regarding the supply of goods to Lisbon until half of the 20th century and from then, because of the desactivation of its insustries, becomes a dormitory for the people who work in Lisbon. The proposal for my final thesis project is a scientific park in the artificial platform of Barreiro, where today lies the obsolete industries. This park will work as an addition for the cities Lisbon and Barreiro, with housing, services, universities, hospitals and tourism in a 60 acres area site. The program will be developed in three layers, arranged in three different heights. The scientific park along with the universities will work in the upper level, consisted in tall and slim buildings with environment friendly architecture. The ground floor, public realm, will be with well defined limits, by gardens, streets, public natural swimming pools, play fields; is intend to have a very diverse types of public spaces. In the middle high will host the tranquility of home, defined by high, middle, and low density housing in order to diverse also the different types of social classes who live in the city.
Status: School Project
Location: Barreiro, PT
My Role: Academic Work
Additional Credits: Lourenço Bastos Rebelo de Andrade under the professors: Arch João Luís Carrilho da Graça. Arch Inês Lobo and Arch José Adrião