Tagus Platform - back to the River

Pedro Ressano Garcia, 2011

Tagus Platform is an innovative concept; it proposes an urban morphology that can be implemented in any port city that wishes to regain its connection with the river/sea. It overcomes, at a low cost, the existing circulation barriers - road or rail - without affecting them, and creates a contemporary public space with different uses - a stage for large events or a suspended garden in the middle of an industrial area. Tagus Platform proposes a sustainable reconfiguration of this territory by means of the construction of a landfill, an elevated passageway that, through many other valences, allows access to Portugal's biggest museum (Museum of Ancient Art), creating, simultaneously, a privileged reception area for the Tourist Cruise ship terminal, at Rocha do Conde de Óbidos.