Ponta Delgada Waterfront – Acores Building, Portugal

Ponta Delgada Waterfront, Acores Building, Portugal Architect, Photos, Azores Design

Ponta Delgada Waterfront : Azores Architecture

Portuguese Coastal Architecture – design by Risco, architects

19 Apr 2010

Ponta Delgada Waterfront Acores

Azores, Portugal

Architects: Risco

The intervention has encompassed the city’s long, coastal avenue from the São Brás Fort to the São Pedro pools, its main objective being the building of a new passenger boat terminal. As a consequence of the planning options for redevelopment and enlargement of the Ponta Delgada port and surrounding area, a restructuring programme of the port installations was drawn up separating the merchandise transport and industrial fishing zones from recreational areas. New infrastructures include a recreational marina, a new ocean pool, a new boardwalk, a car park, an event pavilion, shops and restaurants.

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The newly built landscape contrasts a more complex morphology with the regularization imposed by the Avenida Marginal in the middle of the last century. This sinuosity allows for greater situational variation along the coastline and new relations between the buildings and the sea. The landscape modifications together with the expansion of leisure and commercial activities are expected to constitute a more lively and worldly context for the city’s seafront. Contrary to current practice in Portugal, an attempt has been made to show that there is always a margin for “design” in large infrastructure projects.

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Ponta Delgada Waterfront Acores – Building Information

Urban Design: Risco (Manuel Salgado, Marino Fei e Tomás Salgado) com Consulmar
Team: Pedro Pinto, Gianluca Bono, Cristina Picoto, Madalena Duarte Silva, Pedro Pinto, Catarina Sousa, Neusa Pereira, Tijana Corluka, Joana Leite Faria, Rita Carvalho, Vítor Alves, Mário Neves, Nelson Ramos, Moisés Rosa, Rute Gonçalves
Client: APISM
Landscape Architecture: NPK- Arquitectos Paisagistas Associados
Engineering: GR. Estudos, Pedro Martins, Marlene Dias; Triagonal, Dimensionar, Baptista Alves, Computgás
Port Consultant: J. Pedro Fernandes, Antero Queirós, Carlos Abecassis, Paulino Pereira, César Malheiro
Area: 50,153 m2 (intervenção); 18 000 m2 (construção)
Cost: 50,000,000 €
Date: 2002-08
Photos: FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

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