Academic Year



Atelier 1A – Paisagem

Programme Year

Course teacher(s)

Rute Carlos


The Landscape along the Selho River in Creixomil and Fermentões

Intervention Location

Creixomil and Fermentões, Guimarães

Activity Description

ATELIER 1A comprises a single practical exercise divided into stages, with a view to promoting reflection about and the transformation of the landscape along the Selho River in Creixomil and Fermentões.


Starting from this nature and agricultural reserve, our efforts will be directed towards assessing the complexity of the place, interpreting the features, the processes, the dynamics and the relational frameworks that define the landscape, so that an approach strategy enabling its latent potential can be established.


The exercise has three stages:

(1) ANALYSIS – Based on in situ observation and exploration, students must form groups and create a narrative (both critic and selective) that sums up the site’s inherent issues and potential, proposing an idea / concept for intervention.

(2) STRATEGY – Exploring the idea should allow students to find / develop the tools required in order to summarise the intervention process, including them in the scope of a strategic project capable of simultaneously establishing a method of operation and a formal commitment with the site, defining the programme(s) scale(s) and time(s) for intervention. This is also the stage when students’ individual roles are set.

(3) PROJECT – Based on the strategy, each student will produce a preliminary study focusing on a given scope of intervention, developing tools that allow summarising it. This stage will end with a formal and constructive definition of one or more proposed interventions.

Glean / Recover

Eduardo Rodrigues, João Machado, Pedro Sousa e Susana Silva

Painel de grupo

Group Panel





Individual Panel


PATH, João Machado

Painel individual. João Machado

Individual Panel




Painel individual. Pedro Sousa

Individual Panel


MILL, Eduardo Rodrigues

Eduardo Rodrigues

Individual Panel