Azenha do Mar (PT), E13
Site Location Azenha do Mar, Odemira [Southwest coast of Portugal, 230 km from Lisbon]
Category Urban - architectural
Site Family How to create positive dynamics from a difficult situation?
Commision after competition Concept and development design for a urban study that can evolve to include public space urban design and architectural and landscape design
How can the site contribute to the adaptable city?
Azenha do Mar is a recent fishing settlement. Its adaptability corresponds to a challenge regarding the dynamics of a contemporary society related to a particular place identity. It is aimed at urban complementarities articulating natural landscape and activities (agriculture and fishing) through the enhancement of local resources, including sea products (fish, shellfish, algae), vegetables (subsistence farming), energy resources (sun, wind, tides) and landscape resources (paths and biodiversity). And also, to promote flexibility on these areas in a way that allows specific targets of hosting and providing greater diversification of economic, cultural and social activities.