Espaço verdes urbanos

  • Rafaela Filipa Lourenço Gouveia Correia da Silva (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Our study is composed by a theoretical component of investigation and by a practical component in the form of an actual project. From the former we draw the basis for the steps, solutions and options presented in the final proposition. The subject at hand, ‘accessability and mobility for all’, constitutes an elementar theme to consider when an urban space is projected, both for individuals with limitations as well as those without, as, at any given period of one’s life, one can see its mobility affected and depend on an environment conceived for those with special needs. Creating architectural solutions in the city that allow for the social inclusion of all citizens is a must. Along the lines of this general theme came the inclusion of the sub-topic ‘urban green spaces’, which we consider to be of the highest value in the lives of all citizes. The acessibility to said spaces, however, tends to be of low quality. As well as being essential for the balance between temperature, humidity and polution, vegetation also constitutes a strong presence in the life of the human being and is of great importance in its the quality of life. Green areas, namely arborean vegetation should be seen as a part of the urban environment, and can even enhance the interest from an embelishment of the urban spaces and its aestethics point of view. An urbanistic and architectonic intervention, bearing in mind the surroundings, should include and enhance the quality of life of the individuals in its society. Our practical study involves taking on a project that consists in the development of a urban proposition, put in place in the ambit of an international contest, promoted by Schindler Award 2012, for an area in the city of Bern, Switzerland. In our urban drawing we aim for the inexistence of barriers within the city and, therefore, full accessability for all, particularly for the green areas, as they should unite in perfection with the city. The building that is being develped (“Drogenanlaufstelle”), should be one of help to risk groups, making the psichological function therefore crucial, even more than one would think. The human being has the need to feel close to Nature, so as to maximise its physical and mental well-being.
Date of Award2012
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAntónio da Silva Ferreira de Carvalho (Supervisor) & Gonçalo de Sousa Byrne (Co-Supervisor)


  • Accessability
  • Mobility
  • Green ares
  • Inclusion
  • Bern


  • Mestrado em Arquitetura

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