Atelier 3A – Espaço Público
Porto’s Avenida da Boavista
Avenida da Boavista, Porto
This programme comprises a single practical exercise titled “Porto’s Avenida da Boavista” with the main objective of proposing intervention alternatives based on a critical reflection about function, image and different appropriations of the contemporary public realm in the city of Porto. Avenida da Boavista has undergone many partial changes over time, following basic functional criteria.
Firstly, the exercise involves a critical stance in view of the collective space system and, secondly, an exploration of new forms of collective appropriation.
The findings must be formalised in a wider project addressing, among other possible subjects: the design of space based on the simultaneous view of all the scales present; the flexibility, diversity and complementarity as opportunities to be explored; the relationship between spaces with different domains (public / private); and a proposal of specific constructive solutions.
Ivo Barbosa e Mónica Castro