“The Waterlink Architecture workshop: Connecting Cities with Water” organized by CURB – Center for Architecture and Urbanism in partnership with the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and the University of Saint Joseph, Macau was held at CURB and brought together 24 participants from Portugal and Macau.
The initiative was coordinated by Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho, Vice-Rector at the University of Coimbra for International Relations and Mobility; Jorge Figueira, Assistant Professor and Director of the Department of Architecture Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra; Nuno Grande, Assistant Professor and Project V Coordinator at the Design Studio: City & Infrastructure (DARQ/FCTUC), and Ar. Nuno Soares, Director at CURB.
The workshop explored the city/water interface on the NAPE area (Macau) and the project in study was the design of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) station at NAPE, integrated into a public space in close proximity with the waterfront. This way, participants were invited to design the shape of the station and the public space interface. The event followed the form of a workshop studio with lectures, technical tutorials, design work, presentation, and discussions.