Maputo Waterfront

The proposed intervention aims to create a coherent exterior public space which suits the various functions associated with the existing architecture. Areas range in diversity from a business district to a market square, from an urban park (Parque do Estuário do Espírito Santo) to a multifunctional urban square (Praça da Marina). This new public space aims to take full advantage of the potential of urban life regenerated by this operation.

One focused on a solution of successful continuity between the diverse urban spaces and achieved through the implementation of a uniform pavement surface throughout the area of intervention. The area of this new pavement will correspond with the spatial dimensions of the existing layout of the buildings. The declining levels of this matrix allow distinct moods on the different areas. This matrix creates a directional vector which frames the intervention area by emphasizing the connections with the large existing natural systems – the estuary and the magnificent hillside.

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