Winners of Nature Observatory of Monsanto competition

Nature Observatory of Monsanto

1st Place – Team: Fabio Castro, Pedro Filipe (Portugal)

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Nature Observatory of Monsanto – a Symbolic relationship
“The proposal confronts the pre-existence of the panoramic restaurant of Monsanto, enhancing its physical condition and the place as landscape reference.

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The project is freed of all building elements of the building, retaining only what is considered founder of its virtues – structure.
Therefore proposes a new relationship between architecture and landscape in a construction able to support multiple activities.”

2nd Place – Team: Miguel Moreira, Duarte Alves, Rita Soares (Portugal)

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Traces of Senses
“The project considers the presence of the panoramic restaurant as a starting point for a broad reflection on the landscape of Monsanto Park, their accessibility and fruition.

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Suggests a succession of atmospheres / landscape experiences in a poetic and sensory perspective through a subtle and delicate intervention, graphically presented with great quality.”

3rd Place – Team: Emilia Rosmini, Elisa Cecchini, Emiliano Zandri (Italy)

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Centre for Nature Interpretation
“The solution highlights the inevitable relationship between the building and the surrounding landscape, anticipating a new experience through a boundary route.

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It stands as a mediating element between the ruin condition and the inexorable force of nature.” Source and Images Cortesy of Arqfolium.

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