Despite the multiplicity of settings, the intervention area spreads over 2,5 km of coastline, turning it into an intense and visible experience when traveled by foot. The advantage of enjoying and contemplating the landscape was the proposal’s objective, focusing on two main points: the first being the traffic and pedestrian access. For the traffic it was necessary to organize car parking as well as to condition car access to areas near the beach that were obviously meant for walking paths.
The second was to understand how this exceptional land could be used as a leisure area and simultaneously protect it, taking into account its precarious ecological balance and its natural and artificial erosion.
The proposed network/structure gives a unique identity to this extensive area of intervention.
PROJECT COMPETITION, 1ST PRIZE, 2006
DEVELOPER MINISTÉRIO DA ECONOMIA E DA INOVAÇÃO
GROSS FLOOR AREA 74 HECTARES
ARCHITECTURE JOSÉ ADRIÃO – PRINCIPAL
CARLA GONÇALVES, LUIS VALENTE, RUI DIDIER, TIAGO MOTA
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ROSÁRIO SALEMA
GEOLOGY TEAM CÊGÊ
BIOLOGIST RUI OSÓRIO
FORESTER ENGINEER CARLOS SOUTO CRUZ
3D IMAGES JOSÉ ADRIÃO ARQUITETOS