Urban Park Requalification in Vila Franca De Xira

Vila Franca de Xira

Vila Franca’s old park had a major role as a public park when it was created in 1954 by Prof. Caldeira Cabral. It now needs to be renewed and a public competition granted us the possibility to make the project. The ACB team decided to distinguish one part as a restoration of a 20th ctry modernist garden and the other part (never really implemented) of the design as a contemporary urban park layout. In the old part the Professor’s Landscape architecture principles were designed and spread around the garden. A smooth transition between both old and new was solved with vegetation. The river view was a priority in all the design. The working team included engineers for infrastructures and a designer for the signs, communication and information, from the start the design of this park was a collaborative with intense participation and varied results.
Technical Sheet- Landscape Architects

Project Coordination:
Cristina Castel-Branco

Project Assistance:
Raquel Carvalho | Inês Sampaio Fontes | Bernardo de Magalhães e Menezes

Area: 4.2 ha

Status: Built

C.M. Vila Franca de Xira

Date: 2009/2011

Observations: Architecture (Gonçalo Pinheiro) Infrastructures and Irrigation (Campo D'Água) Signage (Henrique Cayatte Atelier)