Marcelo Cardia


Marcelo Cardia . LIMITE COMO MEMóRIA . Lisboa (1)

Marcelo Cardia . + archiprix

Considering the actual state of the city, the present work reaffirms the necessity of consolidation of the urban areas resulting from the city expansion. The fragmentation of this spaces constitutes, in this reflexion, the opportunity to rethink the mending of the urban tissues in Rio Seco Valley, which is characterized nowadays by unnatural appropriations of the topography of the place. The regeneration of the green element, with the definition of a urban park around the river, it’s seen as a macro urban hypothesis. It appears as an idea of continuity of the ecological structure and the sew of the city in this area.

Inserted in this urban proposal, the developed project proposes the consolidation of rua do Sítio ao Casalinho which frames a “bridge” between two green elements here in dialog: The new Urban Park of Rio Seco and Tapada da Ajuda.

It investigates a hypothesis of intervention in the given street. Tries to answer to the functional aspects of the local demand, as well as the social aspects and the concept of the limit of the public space. In this sense, these aspects pretend to associate to the specific Lisbon identity and to stimulate memory and the dialog between this place and its background.

In the framework of the requalification theme, it is intended to approach forms of adaptation of new buildings to the pre-existences in the densification of the city, marking one possible way of intervening in the problematic of the current urban voids._

Marcelo Alexandre de Gouveia Cardia
Orientation team
Professor Doutor Nuno Mateus
Professor Doutor Jorge Firmino Nunes
Lisboa, FAUL