Parque Verde do Mondego is located on the eastern side of Mondego’s riverbank. The design proposal was centered on the relationship between the site’s proximity to the urban centre and the river.
The project offers the city of Coimbra a new space for both leisure and nature. A place that reaffirms the transition from the city to the river through the creation of multi-level platforms which gradually approach the water level. The relationship with the river is defined through a series of floating wooden bridges which rely on the calm waters of the Mondego River and provide views of the imposing University Tower. In addition to establishing direct contact with the river, the project also details several new recreation and leisure areas. The integration of cafeterias and restaurants streamline this previously overlooked space in the city.