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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.
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