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Alcântara WWTP

  • Original Authors:
  • Aires Mateus ,
  • Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos ,
  • Proap
  • (2011)

In the operation for the modernisation of Alcântara’s Waste Water Treatment Plan, there was a need to create roofing that promoted environmental preservation. This project is born to answer this premise, a solution that simultaneously allows for the integration of the whole programme of water treatment monitoring and related utilities. On a territorial scale, this green roof, rich in its diversity, visually extends the green hills of Alcântara’s valley, reducing the impact of the road infra-structure present in the area. The construction was integrated in the thickness of its roof, hiding the vastness of technical areas. By means of shaping the slopes, adequate habitability and a hierarchy between spaces were achieved. The orthogonal mesh of the green roof areas is traversed by routes that allow for access, ventilation and natural lighting of the interior spaces. A project that reveals the urgency and adequacy of merging the contributions and skills of architects, landscape architects and engineers. It was awarded with the 2013 Valmor Prize.

Fábrica de Água de Alcântara, Avenida de Ceuta
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