M – Arquitectos: The plan lies on a very particular geological site, known for its fossils abundance. For its scientific and educational environment, Pedreira do Campo is considered a natural monument. Therefore, the project look up for maintain it identify, and, for that motive, we considered two different walkways, one of which planned by us for contemplation purposes of the site, while the other is integrated on an existing one, maintaining its memory and identify. The first path slightly touches the rocky ground, as a form to avoid is presence at is minimum, whose wooden structure reveals intention to merge on the site. The slightness and organic walkway creates a nodal point, improving the geographical site itself whose structure ends on a fantastic viewpoint to the sea.
The walkway wooden handrail is not just safer for the guests but punctually exhibits information panels about the site. Using structural solid wood on the walkway exploits a better integration, and actually, comes as a result from a detailed urban planning to take advantage of its landscapes and its geological site.
Landscape Architecture: M – Arquitectos – Monteiro, Resendes Sousa Arquitectos, Lda
Project: Pedreira Do Campo
Building Footprint: 500m2
Architect In Charge (Design Team): Arch. Fernando Monteiro, Arch. Marco Resendes, Arch. Miguel Sousa
Collaborators: Arch. Diana Policarpo, Arch. Pedro Furtado, Arch. Carolina Oliveira, Arch. Maria Bento
Stability And Infrastructure Eng. Ricardo Pacheco
Constructor José Artur Cruz Leal Unipessoal, Lda
Client: Secretaria Regional Do Ambiente e do Mar
Photography: Artur Silva; m-arquitectos