Lisbon Bikeway / Environmental
Pista ciclável — Belém/Cais do Sodré
2008-2009 – Lisboa, Portugal
Client: APL (Lisbon Harbor Association), Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (Lisbon City Hall)
Partners: João Gomes da Silva, GLOBAL [Landscape Architects]
Design director: Nuno Gusmão, Pedro Anjos
Designers: Giuseppe Greco, Miguel Matos, Pedro Schreck
Photos: João Silveira Ramos, P-06
The lane runs along the river Tagus, and with its 7362 meters it crosses different urban spaces each
one demanding different solutions. The goal was to define a new urban environment beyond the bikeway,
in order to improve this area along the river.
The selection of compatible and existing materials was considered in order to make clear the readability
and use of the new system.
The plane tell us a story, take us, guide us and seduce us along this route. As we pass by, touristic, cultural
and natural points of interest are revealed, as some useful signage for transports, stops or break points.
Its in the use of Alberto Caeiro’s poem about this river, or in the onomatopoeic intervention illustrating the
sounds of the bridge, that the basic needs of communication are exceeded.