About Porto Pool Competition:
This is a single stage Ideas Competition with the aim of identifying the best proposal of Public Space by the Riverfront of Porto, Portugal.
This Competition is open to all students and professionals of areas related to Architecture. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged. We invite you to create innovative solutions to tackle the challenges presented. The winning design will demonstrate a high degree of expression and creativity in fulfilling the program requirements, in accordance with the specific design guidelines here presented.
This competition aims to uncover new ways for the city to reconnect to the water element.
Participants are challenged to generate a welcoming hub for urban and water activities. This suggested intervention can take up the form of a public space or element that acts as an urban activator, holding a new set of activities that enrich the urban life, providing more quality to locals and visitors as well as opening new perspectives over the city.
We intend an exciting and innovative structure that provides a safe area for swimming in the Douro River for people of all ages. It should promote new uses, a better awareness of the river and generate spontaneous activities at the edge of the water.