Architects: Cannatà & Fernandes
Location: Mogadouro, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Fátima Fernandes And Michele Cannatà
Design Team: André Lira, Bruno Marques, Filipe Afonso, João Moura, Marta Lemos, Miguel Meirinhos, Nuno Castro
Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves
From the architect. A square defined by a group of incoherent buildings and the walls of a cemetery placed on a green surface together with the access stairs portray the place as a gateway for the Village. The Bus Station a place where people come and go par excellence should play an interactive role with the contemporaneity providing comfort upon arrival and illusion in departure.
To ensure the functioning of the square with the bus nave and the cemetery along with the surrounding streets essential to the dynamics of any public space intended to be an driving force of collective activity, our proposal provides the agglutination of the nave through a garden hedge which by their ambivalence allow the size of the square to be so important to its function.