The develop of the project begins from the real identity of this site and the real identity its inhabitants, whose still make a living with wine production and little local companies. It's a city rich of history and with an historic connection with river's waters.
We didn't propose only to design a new public space according to the urban center, but we designed a new point of connection for the existing paths: the wine route of the Tagus, the historic route of the towers' fortifications line and the pedestrian and cycle path with a territorial dimension. The topography of the land designs the geometry of this project.
The 'Park of the routes' is like a single point in a biggest reality in which three main become fundamental in Arruda's landscape: the first is the park's entrance, in relation with the city center, the second is a children park, with a main access from the residencial area, and third a viewpoint on the vineyards, which highlight the entrance of the linear path along the river. The main entrance is a granite platform wich passes the altimetric difference in height becoming a concrete staircase made by blocks; it's a terrace for the contemplation on the river, a space for many activities. From the principal one some other spontaneous paths branch off, passing through the park.