Araujo, M. (2021). O Mercado como Gerador de Urbanidade. Casos de estudo na cidade do Porto
The Master’s thesis O Mercado como Gerador de Urbanidade. Casos de estudo na cidade do Porto (The Market as a Generator of Urbanity. Case studies in the city of Porto), held under the Master’s Degree in Architecture at the University of Coimbra, aims to reflect on “participation in the refurbishment of markets, and how this has an impact on the space designed and lived by its users, through design participation and appropriation of the built space”.
“It also examines how programmatic changes have enabled diversified and thus more relevant responses. Among the multiple variables that come into the equation, the opportunity to create spaces that attract users to the market and their participation, both in the project and in use, have stood out as elements that can make them urban aggregators. There are five case studies, located in the city of Porto, which show the adaptability of markets to the new included programs and reflect the importance of effective participation of people from the project process to the moment of construction, through their appropriation”.
Maria de Sousa Lopes Borges de Araujo