A 700 meter long raised wooden path links a beach-like park with six kilometres of pedestrian trails in Topiaris Landscape Architecture’s Tagus Linear Park in Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal.
“The Tagus Linear Park combines two different typologies of spaces: A single multifunctional area named ‘Praia dos Pescadores’ (Fishermen’s Beach), set by the riverside within a former sand deposit, and 6 km of pedestrian trails associated with dirt roads, waterlines banks (streams and drainage ditches), which converge to Praia dos Pescadores, coming from urban and natural areas.” says Topiaris.
“The connection between the ‘beach’ and natural areas is made through a 700m long raised wooden path by which a Bird Observatory built from old pallets can be reached.”
Project name: Tagus Linear Park
Location: Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal
Area: 15 ha
Client: Municipality of Vila Franca de Xira
Completion date: July 2013
Landscape Architecture: Topiaris, landscape architecture
Authors: Luis Ribeiro, Teresa Barão, Catarina Viana
Design Team: Ana Lemos, Elsa Calhau, João Oliveira, Rita Salgado, Sara Coelho
Architecture: Atelier Difusor de Arquitectura
Author: Olavo Dias
Design Team: Pedro Santos, Sérgio Marques, António Marciano
Photography: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography