A new life
in a complex industrial, agricultural, housing, river bank area.
Clara Ponte e Sousa / CC BY
In the metropolitan area of Lisboa (Lisbon
- Portugal), in an area of industrial production, with some abandoned factories
and warehouses, in the Tagus river bank (area with much biodiversity), and some
agriculture, where the population lives in buildings in dense urban areas, the
Tagus linear park, built in 2013, is a fantastic place for leisure and some
The area is very complex, but the
park is an interpretation of this complexity (industry, agriculture, fishery, housing,
nature) in a way that gives some fresh air to this population living in a satellite
zone of the biggest Portuguese city. The project is from the Portuguese
Landscape Architecture office TOPIARIS (http://www.topiaris.com/), and the
owner is the portuguese municipality of “Vila Franca de Xira”. The sidewalk
that leaves from the park into the natural river bank invites to leisure tours
I nice view
of this park, made with a drone, can be seen in: http://vimeo.com/97139432.
The original LE:NOTRE Projects were co-funded by the European Union's Socrates and Lifelong Learning Programmes.
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