praça de lisboa

design/architecture concept

The praça Lisboa in Porto (Portugal) is an unused open space for years. The “no rules, great spot.” organization called for international project submissions on which we answered with our concept “shift”. We considered the environmental context with university, church, office- and private residence buildings and built a platform to exchange between young + old, poor + rich, man + women. The yearlong empty space situation and the movement to achieve a result are respected in our concept by a “shift” of the base monument. Accessible from any side, filled with the natural elements water and wood, we aimed for a maritime atmosphere perfectly fitting into the historical harbor metropole porto.