Parque das rotas de Arruda dos Vinhos

A fulcrale point of touristic and cultural interest for reminding the people of the true identity of the site Arruda dos Vinhos / Portugal / 2015

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The develop of the project begins from the real identity of this site and the real identity its inhabitants, whose still make a living with wine production and little local companies. It's a city rich of history and with an historic connection with river's waters.
We didn't propose only to design a new public space according to the urban center, but we designed a new point of connection for the existing paths: the wine route of the Tagus, the historic route of the towers' fortifications line and the pedestrian and cycle path with a territorial dimension. The topography of the land designs the geometry of this project.
The 'Park of the routes' is like a single point in a biggest reality in which three main become fundamental in Arruda's landscape: the first is the park's entrance, in relation with the city center, the second is a children park, with a main access from the residencial area, and third a viewpoint on the vineyards, which highlight the entrance of the linear path along the river. The main entrance is a granite platform wich passes the altimetric difference in height becoming a concrete staircase made by blocks; it's a terrace for the contemplation on the river, a space for many activities. From the principal one some other spontaneous paths branch off, passing through the park.
The Arruda dos Vinhos becomes a fulcrale point of touristic and cultural interest: it reminds the people of the true identity of the site.

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    The develop of the project begins from the real identity of this site and the real identity its inhabitants, whose still make a living with wine production and little local companies. It's a city rich of history and with an historic connection with river's waters.We didn't propose only to design a new public space according to the urban center, but we designed a new point of connection for the existing paths: the wine route of the Tagus, the historic route of the towers' fortifications line and...

    Project details
    • Year 2015
    • Status Competition works
    • Type Parks, Public Gardens / Waterfront / Urban Furniture / Landscape/territorial planning / Tourist Facilities / Bars/Cafés / River and coastal redevelopment
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