Aurifícia Block

Location 
Portugal
Porto
Date 
2013
Description 

This contest aims at the urban regeneration of a city block of OPorto "to Aurificia”, and the proposed intervention intends to contribute to the creation of a new urban image of the block and its surroundings, in order to understand and preserve the local identity and urban dynamics and explain the options and integrated actions in the "Strategic Vision and Work" that will lead to sustainable development of this territory. The proposal is based on three lines of development that structure the process of territorial regeneration and transformation: UP-Cycling Aurificia | (RE) Living Aurificia | (RE) Designing Aurificia. The first structural axis, UP-Cycling Aurificia, presents integrated approaches to sustainable development of the territory, as well as solutions that address current issues, as relevant as the need to build a sustainable urban environment, the need to (re) use of water, the effectiveness and efficiency of the energy system in urban areas and buildings, the sustainability of materials that define our urban landscape and the quality of the environment within our buildings and how to contribute for our good way of living. The second axis (RE) Living Aurificia, represents the local model of social, cultural and economic development, in order to "create" a plural, dynamic and healthy block, a new "trademark" of OPorto to contribute positively to the promotion of active citizenship; to the the population education and development, the promotion of health and well-being and consequently the projection of the block at national and international level, resulting from the dynamics of the activities and events around. The third axis, (RE) Designing Aurificia, implements the presented concepts, structuring and ruling the territory in terms of accessibility and local mobility, planning and design of public space and the (re) construction of new facilities and multifunctional units that contribute to the creation of a new urban identity and image.

Typology 
Name
International Ideas Competition 41º North - OPorto | Aurificia´s Block Urban Regeneration
Site
28.245 sqm
Stage
International Competition/ Preliminary Study
Client
Portuguese Architects Association (Regional North Session)
Authors
HighPlan Portugal
Partner-in-charge
Tiago Rocha
Consutants
Team
João Marrana, Nuno Correia, Joaquim Cannas, Rui Cunha, Ana Anjos (trainee), Ana Patricia Oliveira and Helena Rocha Gonçalves

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