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Tagus linear park – Lisbon – Portugal

A new life in a complex industrial, agricultural, housing, river bank area.

Portugal
Clara Ponte e Sousa / CC BY
Portugal
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 sports practice. 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 and jogging. I nice view of this park, made with a drone, can be seen in: http://vimeo.com/97139432.

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22. Oct 2014
Reported by Clara Ponte e Sousa

Keywords

quality of life (en), Urban development (en)

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