Alcântara Rio Quarter

The conversion of the former União Fontaínhas Factory is part of a wider urban design solution to create diverse outdoor spaces along the main avenue (Av. de Ceuta). These inner spaces are designed exclusively for pedestrian use to act as a protective shield from the urban exterior.

New tranquil green squares frame the adjacent housing development while the public circulation area is formed by the pedestrian flow across the business and commercial spaces. This relationship implements a positive public character on a pedestrian street. The two typologies are separated by a change of level which subtly connects gentle pedestrian ramps with tilted metal and vegetation planes. The underground ventilation system is integrated in the perforated corten steel sheets.

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