QUINTA DOS INGLESES
The area known as Quinta dos Ingleses in Carcavelos is a plot with 52 ha that is bordered on the west side by the Junqueiros house quarter, on the east by the Alto dos Lombos housing estate buildings, in the north by Carcavelos consolidated facility and in the south by the sea.
On the land’s borders there are four structuring routes: a railway and three roads, which define precisely the plot and its entire perimeter.
Certain elements of the farm original structure make up an exceptional intervention area. The typologies which the proposal tried to retain and potentiate are the following: the farm’s house central patio, the avenue leading to the house, informal pathways crossing the land and the valley that is part of the natural system. The proposed buildings – defined by the block’s predominant typology – will have both private and public spaces that is composed by private patios, housing and commercial areas, gardens with private equipment and services.
The two systems – Parque Urbano and Avenida Principal – are linked through four strips of land that are parallel to the beach called Passeios Públicos (Public Walks). These permeable public spaces are a key part of the drainage system leading to the sea.
LOCATION QUINTA DOS INGLESES, CARCAVELOS
PROJECT INVITATION COMPETITION, 2006
DEVELOPER CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE CASCAIS
GROSS FLOOR AREA 516 500 M2
ARCHITECTURE JOSÉ ADRIÃO – PRINCIPAL
CARLA GONÇALVES, LUIS VALENTE, RUI DIDIER, TIAGO MOTA
STRUCTURE ENGINEER ARA
SERVICES ENGINEER ACRIBIA
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ROSÁRIO SALEMA
3D IMAGES JOSÉ ADRIÃO ARQUITECTOS