Promoting more sustainable mobility in Lisbon

 Mobility 

The City of Lisbon (Portugal) thinks there is scope for more passenger transport on its river, the Tagus. The waterway offers a genuine, more flexible alternative for moving people and connecting the various urban centres on either bank, whether for tourism or commuting. The mayor has announced plans to introduce river taxis between Lisbon and Almada, and the new facility to be developed on the Terreiro do Paço site will also include new green spaces.

Transporte em revista

Promenade in the former port district of Kaoshiung (Taiwan)

 Port city interface 

Until the early 1990s, the Kaoshiung district, its docks and warehouses were off-limits to the public. With the high walls blocking the port from view, residents had little or no connection with their port. With the advent of modern container vessels, the port’s centre of gravity shifted and a number of spaces were freed up. There have been numerous developments on this site, some of them re-using certain warehouses. Others will be completed soon, such as the Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center. This new living space and promenade is also attracting cruise ships.

Taipei Times

Solutions for turning disuses grain silos into attractive hub

 Port city interface 

Built between 1906 and 1925, the vast riverside complex of grain silos in Buffalo City (USA) comprises a dozen buildings. Having come to symbolise economic crises and failures for the previous generation, the iconic structures that cement the city and landscape have been targeted by a new generation of artists in search of inspiration. The silos will be turned into apartments, and facilities for the arts community as well: housing, studios, gallery, etc. The silos are a distinctive symbol of Buffalo’s port identity, and the architects will preserve their exterior appearance whilst redeveloping the interiors. The project is part of a wider programme dubbed “Silo City”, one of whose main aims is to make Buffalo a creative city.

Buffalo news (+ video) ; Generation ; Silo City Project

 

The port of Huelva enhances its port heritage for citizens

 Port city interface 

The Spanish port of Huelva’s plan for the “Muelle de Levante”, which aims to reconnect the port witgh the city, will be debated at the next municipal council meeting. In an area where port activity is on the decline, along a 1 kilometre stretch of the river, is close to the old town. It could host public spaces and recreational areas, as well as a marina and cruise terminal. The fences separating the various port activities will be removed, and the new buildings will need to be integrated with the quay’s historic and industrial features (cranes, warehouses) in a seamless and aesthetically pleasing way. The public will once again be able to access the water and enjoy views of the port.

Huelva Informacion