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The Cruz Quebrada Intermodal Station is located on the grounds of the former Lusalite factory structure. The decision that follows a reasoning supported in a broad reading of the territory, basing that Algés is part of the continuity of the urban structure of Lisbon and is referred as the western door of the city.

The pertinence of the proposal is based on two basic ideas: to cross the barrier that is the current Lisbon-Cascais train line and the liberation of the occupation of the "plaza" Dom Manuel I in Algés by the current bus station.

The cease of the train line on the Cais do Sodré - Cruz Quebrada section is the first step, for a link and subsequent appropriation, of the riverside land, successively "freed" by the Port of Lisbon Administration over the last years. It´s proposed a metro connection to Cruz Quebrada ensuring connection to the center of Lisbon.

Dealing with the area where the Intermodal Station of Cruz Quebrada is implanted meant to begin relations with the territory and its pre-existences - the promenade, the river Tagus, the beach, the rocky and rocks. Starting from this premise, a base propose to solve the accesses to the station and connections between the transport network of the station - Boat, Metro, Train and bus and point of "Kiss and ride".

On this foundation, a structure houses the commercial functions and draws up a formal unit for proposal. This high structure aims not only to host the program but also to protect all interior space from the elements, drawing from these programmatic and territorial nuances.

The reference quota of the project is that of the promenade. It is at this level that one arrives from east and west to the station and boarding the train. Three meters below the promenade, on the level immediately below, there is the main lobby that works with connection markers between the maritime pier, the bus terminal and the entrance to the metro. These two levels, through a series of platforms, stairs and porticos generate flows and distribute the communication channels.