［Lisboa_展示・都市空間］リスボン建築トリエンナーレ2016関連プロジェクト「Urban Playground for Amadora」
Tiago Torres Campos
Common Places: Urban Playgrounds for Amadora
‘The Limits of Landscape’ exhibition
Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016 – The Form of Form
Amadora is a city in the northwest of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, being the 4th most populated city in Portugal. It is also one of the smallest, with only 23.79 sq km but 175,135 inhabitants (2011), which makes it the most densely populated city in the country. Being essentially a residential city, Amadora has turned into a dormitory town for Lisbon. Amadora is understood as a mere extension, a periphery without qualities; a territory with bad reputation and stigmas due to the ghettoization of immigrant populations –crime, racism, etc.
The exhibition is focused on public space, taking Amadora as an example of a common (and neglected) city, suitable to test new spatial strategies in this type of urban fabric, in which genericness shows its worst side.
For this, Plan Común –Chilean / French studio based in Santiago and founded in 2012- invited a series of young practices from abroad to discuss, reflect and design a series of ‘Micro-Public Spaces’ –a concept borrowed from Japanese architects Atelier Bow-Wow- understood as a collection of pocket squares, playgrounds and small public spaces which create social interactions and new behaviours.
‘Common places: urban playgrounds for Amadora’ exhibition presents a series of strategies that could help to imagine fertile micro-public spaces in Amadora that could also be reproduced in other similar contexts. The main goal is to offer some clues and open a discussion on this topic. The family of playgrounds could be tested, appropriated, translated and applied in different cities in the world that share the same symptoms of Amadora. From common places to an urban plan.
Plan Común, Bruna Canepa, Marcelo Cox, Dyvik Kahlen, Hamed Khosravi, Ciro Miguel, NP2F, Tsubame Architects, Lavinia Scaletti, Tiago Torres-Campos & Umwelt.