Academic Year



Tese de Mestrado

Programme Year


Rute Carlos

Intervention Location

Chaves, Portugal

[Re]Activating the abandoned land and vegetation on the banks of the Tâmega and Lagoas rivers in Chaves

Stefany Rodrigues

  • Evolução temporal do rio e das Lagoas do Tâmega, em Chaves
  • Estudo das fases de intervenção do Programa Polis nas margens do rio Tâmega
  • Estudo da fase cancelada do Programa Polis de intervenção nas margens ribeirinhas e na Zona de interesse natural das Lagoas
  • Estudo da fase cancelada do Programa Polis de intervenção nas margens ribeirinhas e na Zona de interesse natural das Lagoas
  • Estudo dos limites físicos naturais e das áreas inundáveis (de cheia) da veiga
  • Análise das margens na 1ª, 2ª e 3ª fases intervencionadas pelo Programa Polis e na área abandonada das Lagoas
  • Análise dos pontos de pesca, espécies piscícolas e tipologia dos aquíferos
  • Análise das espécies arbóreas e herbáceas predominantes ao longo das margens
  • Identificação e caraterização do estado das árvores e dos caminhos junto à margem
  • Esquema de objetivos estratégicos a desenvolver na intervenção
  • Quadro estratégico do (re)ativar das margens
  • Quadro estratégico do (re)ativar e/ou (re)construir margens
  • Quadro estratégico do (re)ativar caminhos
  • Quadro estratégico do (re)ativar e/ou criar observatórios/miradouros
  • Síntese da intervenção: 3 ciclos
  • [Re]ativar terrenos abandonados (impulsionar o cultivo) | (re)ativar atmosferas/ambientes
  • [Re]ativar vegetação nas margens
  • [Re]ativar o uso do espaço público: (re)ativar caminhos
  • [Re]ativar o uso do espaço público: (re)ativar atravessamentos
  • Ano de transplantação: ciclo da árvore

The present work proposes the (re)activation of abandoned areas and vegetation, located on Tâmega river banks and some lakes nearby, in Chaves city, north of Portugal. This proposal seeks to formulate a continuous intervention. The aim is to understand the relation between the river and the city through an approach to the banks and how their components become dependent and linked to the river. This approach tries to build a strategic line that works as a common factor, finding solutions and ways that will allow to revitalize their features, maintaining focus on the river banks and on the developments that follows it. As a methodology, we analyzed the evolution of the territory and of the coastal fronts, that subsequently understood in a study on a regional scale and comprehensive relationship between the river, the lowland and the banks, becoming this the focus and support of an analysis of their limits and natural constituents, the vegetation, the paths and the land. From these, it is formulated a strategy that exploits the vegetation in their temporal cycles and ways to interact with the other associated structures, being this the motto for the reuse of abandoned areas and boost the use of public space, preceded by the resolution of problems and balance the environment and waterways. The process developed in the course of the work, allowed to structure a new way of acting, being able to intervene at various levels, directly or indirectly, by providing a natural (re)active connector and mutation of the banks and the elements that constitute them. The exploitation of environments, the cultivation of atmospheres, the use of public space and vegetation on the banks, originated a dynamic result, involved in the current socio-economic context and natural balance, with stimulus in the landscape.