Quinta da Alagoa Garden

The old garden of Quinta da Alagoa is the combined result of successive interventions, spatial appropriations, improvements, adaptations and additions. The garden space was defined by a large central lake surrounded by significant tree species and punctuated by a mound with a small building at the top.

The intervention pursues the creation of a system that establishes a relationship with the existing conditions and offers a new public leisure space for the city. This system is based on a multi-level garden typology which follows the slope of the land and allows for spatial and functional variety. The walls are constructed of concrete and painted white which often transform into retaining banks containing land defining elements following the new directional routes. These elements create a uniform composition and allow the reintegration of key existing features implemented around the lake, in the woodland and in the eastern clearing.

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