Designing in two expectant areas of Lisbon and Barcelona waterfronts

Designing in two expectant areas of Lisbon and Barcelona waterfronts

Submission ID:

62

The focus of this work is to establish applied and morphological research on very particular urban fabrics in the metropolises of Lisbon and Barcelona. Objectively, these are two expectant areas located on the limits of their central cities, considering both their administrative and physical borders, fundamentally marked by their waterfronts, and which open up to different scenarios of critical and project appropriation.
In Lisbon, this area is formalized by the Pedrouços docklands, an area of the riverfront formerly occupied by the activities of the Port of Lisbon, located in the western part of the city, formalizing the border with the municipality of Oeiras and assuming itself as a potential space for multiple transformations.
In Barcelona, the view falls on part of its promenade, especially on the land occupied by the building of the old Sant Adrià Thermal Power Plant, located on the left bank of the Besós river, on the municipal boundary of Sant Adrià de Besós, and it is also defined as a strategic area for contemporary reflection.
The objectives are the understanding of the phenomenology related to terrain vague and waterfronts and the development of different urban and territorial qualification scenarios for them. The research methodology used consisted of defining the object of study and the hypothesis and, the technique used was Research by Design. The hypothesis that has been worked with is that the urban qualification scenarios in these areas are open and admit different morphological, density and layout typologies.
In short, it is intended to address both the debates on rehabilitation policies in the inherited and canonical city, and the particular morphological problems with respect to the city-territory with which these areas are adjacent. The reflection ends with a set of designing proposals and intervention strategies that point out possible scenarios of new urbanity, capable of binding the surroundings and highlighting their relationship with water.

Corresponding Author

Pedro José dos Santos Ferreira da Fonseca Bento

CIAUD, Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Author #1:

Pedro José dos Santos Ferreira da Fonseca Bento

CIAUD, Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Author #2:

Margarida Maria Garcia Louro do Nascimento e Oliveira

CIAUD, Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

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Preferred Track

3. Terrain vague redevelopments

Second Preferred Track

5. Methods and technologies on architectural design and urban planning

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DINÂMIA'CET-Iscte

Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies

Avenida das Forças Armadas | Edifício ISCTE

Sala D316 1649-026 Lisbon

grandprojects.2021@gmail.com

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