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Architecture project as an opportunity to look for the scale and comfort of domesticity through urban design and intervention in the public space
Architecture project as an opportunity to look for the scale and comfort of domesticity through urban design and intervention in the public space

Plan and axonometry view of the set of interventions in the interstitial spaces of Sines
Plan and axonometry view of the set of interventions in the interstitial spaces of Sines

Intervention 1: Recreational Centre
Intervention 1: Recreational Centre

Intervention2: Rehabilitation of the Garages of Rua da Constituição
Intervention2: Rehabilitation of the Garages of Rua da Constituição

Intervention 3: Multipurpose Roof in Bairro 1º de Maio
Intervention 3: Multipurpose Roof in Bairro 1º de Maio

Intervention 4: Multipurpose Roof in Bairro 1º de Maio
Intervention 4: Multipurpose Roof in Bairro 1º de Maio

Intervention 5: Multipurpose Roof in Bairro Soeiro Pereira Gomes
Intervention 5: Multipurpose Roof in Bairro Soeiro Pereira Gomes




PROJECTINDEX
NOMINATED
DOS LUGARES DA CIDADE À CIDADE COMO LUGAR
ISCTE Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa

The investments made since the 60’s, with the ambition to transform Sines into an ocean harbor and into a regional development pole had a high urban, landscaping and environmental impact. The city dilutes gradually into several isles, organized in a fragmented succession of neighbourhoods, buildings, empty spaces and expectant land, always limited by the large infrastructures that simultaneously confine and outgrow it. Understanding the importance of these “urban lapses”, which can be seen as potential fosters for the daily life, reflecting on the need to conceive a domestic environment. So, through an intermediate position we test a way to reconcile the multiple dimensions of the interstices with the objective of creating “meaningful places”. These places are no longer interpreted as rigid and limited, but as the focal points of events, mobility fluxes, energetic moments and opportunities for transformation. It is due to its potential to give a new purpose and approach, that it becomes possible to stitch together the city and public spheres, creating a third one – the domesticity. This way, the prime objective of this work is the possibility to construct from the interstices of the city of Sines, the interior urban spaces that society needs.