Letters from the front #3 *

Letters from the front_Daniela Silva #3.jpg

Dear Studio,


Lisbon is by definition an historical city and a global city.

A number of recent projects and architectural works have been shaping the urban space of the center of Lisbon. The whole area in front of the Tagus river is being reconfigured, opening the city to the river and to the remaining urban fabric. To the north of the city the sidewalks are widening, new trees are being planted, transforming the landscape that surrounds us.

It’s all part of the strategies for heritage thematization and international promotion of the city, contributing to the economic valuation of the soil, ending up supporting the current dynamics of socio-spatial segregation that hang over the city.

On the other hand, they emphasize the historical dimension of the now reclassified urban landscape, as a new old city emerges.


All the best from Lisbon,

Daniela Silva

* Este artigo foi originalmente produzido como correspondente da STUDIO Urban Magazine [22/06/2018]

Imagem: Passeio Ribeirinha das Naus, Lisboa.

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