East Lisbon Urban Plan (Matinha and Poço do Bispo)
A distinctive feature of Portuguese urbanism, the expansion of the city along the coast, as in Lisbon, has been replicated around the world in cities founded by the Portuguese. The great undertaking to build World Expo 98 in the eastern part of Lisbon on a huge industrial park revealed a consolidated but isolated city. To the south, in an area of 75 hectares, where the city loses continuity, a plan was made to connect it to what is now Parque das Nações due to the unique situation caused by the vast mar da palha.
Alongside a major traffic axis, continuing the one parallel to the docks, there is a 200 metre wide riverside green belt. This is punctuated by large raised public facilities allowing for a view of the river and the large, extensive promenade culminating in a 1km long urban beach.
A tram or light rail service runs along Lisbon’s scenic riverside, providing access for everyone.
Location: Lisbon, Portugal | Area: 75ha