The regeneration project for the monument and surrounding vicinity of the Cava do Viriato grants continuity to the actions envisaged by the POLIS programme. The intervention is defined in a large diverse space that can be divided into three essential areas: The Cava do Viriato Monument; the Market Park and the Weir Park.
Two clear realities coexist in this space: the weekly installation of Viseu’s market and an urban park that runs along the banks of the River Paiva providing a continuous flow for the existing mixed pedestrian and cycle route. By connecting the circulation system the intervention project allows this vast and complex site to form a relationship with the city and instills a complete identity. Space and function are united and new facilities (a leisure area and the restored Cava do Viriato monument) enhance the connection between the city and the rural area.