public competition for Municipality of manteigas [15th place] ● manteigas, portugal ● architecture jpqueiroga ● images bernardo silva
The project is composed of a plaza divided into two moments, dialectically opposed: the low platform and the high platform, complementary in the different dynamics of appropriation that they offer. A central staircase is the element of tension and connection between both platforms, with steps that invite to sit down. This staircase is like a theater overlooking the plaza and the scenic valley. two walls made of concrete and granite stonework delimit the platforms, define routes, contain land and are support for some infrastructure, such as the electric lighting.