This large plot, which situated on the southern side of the river Douro in Porto, is undergoing a dramatic transformation. An ongoing housing project is creating a gated community, including 126 villas and some public buildings. However, it is erasing all historical context of what was there before.
Building models: Painted cardboard
Site model: White plaster with plexiglas buildings sprayed in white
Chair: Prof. Dr. Marc Angélil
City in a City
Oswald Mathias Ungers
1892 until Today
„If (as the philosophers maintain) the city is like some large house, and the house is in turn like some small city, cannot the various parts of the house - atria, xysti, dining rooms, porticoes, and so on - be considered miniature buildings?“
Leon Battista Alberti
It is not a physical building but more a space in between that connects all the other parts of the house.
The whole site itself is a park for the public and at the same time the living room of the house.
The core of it lies in the middle of the park.
Medication is shared and a space for consulting advice is provided.
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