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Atelier 2A – Territory

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Marta Labastida e Marisa Fernandes

Intervention Location

Póvoa de Varzim - Esposende

reNewable Energy

Ana Ramos, Giulia Ursino e Sofia Lopes

The strategy is to make the most of natural resources and through infrastructures installed in the territory we intend to introduce new sustainable systems to the population so that in the future it is possible to replace fossil resources (those responsible for climate change with Co2 emissions).

As it is not possible to force the local population to adhere to renewable systems, we decided to act on local production (a strong characteristic of the territory), trying to bring the community closer together, and to demonstrate that it is now possible to live through natural resources.

We created a pine forest on the coast line, which reduces the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, creates a new natural public space, fixes the dunes and serves as a windshield for agricultural fields. Forest residues from the maintenance of the pine forest, and from existing forests are taken to a biomass fabric that intends to transform this material into compost. This way we would have a local organic fertilizer that aims to replace chemicals.

The fabric will be supported by a set of three offshore wind farms (similar to the windfloat project in Aguçadoura, Portugal). We have also created two production areas (in which one is for the community), both self-sustainable with the use of solar panels.  Community production uses “sargaço” (a local characteristic) and organic waste from the city as fertilizers.

These systems will create sustainable organic production that in the future intends to expand, according to the population’s adherence to natural resources.