The surroundings of the Court represent a key role on the performance that the group of buildings may have in an urban setting, in terms of enhancing the public space of this, still new, piece of the city.
This area constituted a fundamental concern for the Expo’98; the qualification of both the public and restricted outdoor space represents a crucial territory in the integration of a new urbanism desired for the city of Lisbon, where quality of public life is improved. The present project shoulders that commitment in a very stark way.
It effectively results from a creative common endeavour; the proposal doesn’t show the defined borders between the building and the outdoor space or, if you will, between architecture and landscape architecture. Therefore, it is partially speaking about a desired common universe that is to be born intrinsically connected to the set of buildings.