Largo da Devesa City Square in Castelo Branco

Largo da Devesa City Square in Castelo Branco

Location

Largo da Devesa, Castelo Branco, Portugal, Castelo Branco District, Portugal

39.9388615 | -7.506050400000049

Commissioned in

2000

Const. starts in

2006

Complete in

2007

Project area

60000 m2

Photography

Ferran Mateo

Currently much degraded, the historic center of Castelo Branco calls for drastic change and modernization. The Largo da Devesas Park will be reorganized thanks to an ambitious project involving pedestrianization and the siting of road traffic and parking below ground.

The design of the park adds commercial the and leisure uses (I hope) with a simplicity in tune with the dignity of the old and pedestrianalizes area with hard paving.

Geography is important (a new central lake), while the detailing attempts to use local technology with affection and irony.