The intervention area was subdivided in three project areas giving origin to three nucleus, Vila Histórica , Vale and Vila Nova. The objective is to potentiate each of these areas, by following a methodology that promotes the existent specifications and highlights its differences, resulting in a consolidated heterogeneous area.
In Area One – Vila Histórica – the existence of a contouring wall was the reason of the project.
The construction of limits of this historical nucleus with supporting walls, which define walking paths, will enable new accesses and convert a sealed system of walls into a permeable system.
In Area Two -Vale – is an area that the proposal has accepted as Parque: a production and recreational area. This area integrates a new parking space set on a platform beneath the road bridge to condition the entrance of cars in the old quarter of the town.
The Area Three – Vila Nova – Alcoutim’s area of recent urban expansion and the preferential area for the implantation of new construction. The proposed building is a School of Canoeing that fits in the existing topography and its coverage defines an area of a square over the Guadiana River.
PROJECT CONPETITION, HONOURABLE MENSION, 2005
DEVELOPER CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE ALCOUTIM
ARCHITECTURE JOSÉ ADRIÃO – PRINCIPAL
CARLA GONÇALVES, LUIS VALENTE, TATIANA MOURISCA, TIAGO MOTA, MIGUEL TAVARES CASTRO
STRUCTURE ENGINEER ARA
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ROSÁRIO SALEMA, CLÁUDIA TABORDA
VISUAL ARTIST CARLOS NOGUEIRA
HISTORIC RESEARCH ANÍSIO FRANCO
GRAPHIC DESIGN JOANA MORAIS
3D IMAGES JOSÉ ADRIÃO ARQUITECTOS