Landscape and Urban Design

Francos Road Junction

Porto, Portugal

  • Year: 2001-2004
  • Client: G.O.P. – Gestão de Obras Públicas E.M.
  • Area: 32.485 m² (349.666 sqft)
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Category: Landscape and Urban Design
This project was developed within the scope of the new accessibilities to Bessa Stadium, as part of the Euro 2004 program. It consisted in the creation of a node that allowed to organize and flow the traffic between the Paralela Avenue, Boavista Avenue, AIP Avenue and city´s highway, as well as ensure the connection towards the Metro station, in Francos.

It was proposed a roundabout, with the traffic directions of the East-West axis corresponding to the entrances and exits of the city. The roundabout thus establishes the articulation between the new Paralela Avenue to Boavista Avenue, AEP/Sidónio Pais Avenue and another street developed in a second phase, towards north. The project included the execution of two lower passages and the respective longitudinal walls following the sloping.