Waterfront Architectures: A comparative analysis between Lisbon and Trieste

Carlos Henriques Ferreira, Joana Rita Santos Pereira

Abstract


The relationship between the city and the water has always been very close, being in some cases the reason for the origin and development of the territory­­. The proximity to the seaside it took to the development of commercial ports, which allowed the growth of the city they served. In this sense, the ports were, for a long time, the geographical and functional centre of the city, being the quay the centre of the structure of the urban fabrics. Thus, the quay was the main urban public space. The transformation of port activity resulting from industrialisation contributed to landfills and new waterfront architectures. In this sense, our research focuses on the comparative analysis between Praça do Comércio, in Lisboa (Portugal), and Piazza dell' Unità d'Italia, in Trieste (Italy).

Keywords: Waterfronts; Port Cities; Architecture; Public Space

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i11.1683         

 


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Waterfronts; Port Cities; Architecture; Public Space

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i11.1683

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