The urban park, as a architectonic problem is defined as an area of public character that although located in an urban area, is characterized by the abundance of vegetation and eventually connected to cultural, recreational, sports or entertainment equipments. Essence to improve the living of the urban environment it serves. In this case, it is a town park that includes a monument that used to be a defensive house structure. The Urban Park proposed is designed as a unit consisting of two zones divided by the imaginary line that follows the existing monument to the hill top, becoming two gardens with different themes. The South West garden, is the area defined by the Hotel occupation, mainly its disperse autonomous rooms units and a support unit, containing a restaurant, administration and services, game room as well as the SPA. In a separate zone, the horse ridding ring. The North-East green zone is mainly composed by the amphitheater and seated zone as well as the introduction to a zone for urban gardening and plantation. In a restrict territory, after the new built road line, it is proposed a running course and a mountain sport house, as a strategy to keep surveillance and activity in this area.
WITH: Francisco Vacas and Rodrigo Lima (www.rodrigolima.org)
Status: Competition Entry
Location: Arcos de Valdevez, PT