Apr08

The Fortress of Sagres

The Fortress of Sagres, a mythic place that offers a wide horizon over the ocean, where the nature crosses with geography,

religion and art, constitutes today one of the most visited monuments in Portugal. The main objective of this study is the design of a landscape valorisation proposal of the access and entrance to the fortress. The methodology applied consisted on a theoretical analysis of the area in question. The first stage involved the definition of concepts and the legal framing analysis of the area.

In a second stage was made a detailed analysis of the case study, involving the historical features, biophysical and the planning instruments in vigour. Due to the actual situation of the Fortress, on the actual context, solutions for the landscape valorisation was needed to the specific situation. The structures that the area is subject may create a setback to the project's development. The analysis of the Fortress of Sagres situation and acknowledgment of the site allowed an intervention strategy definition and furthermore the planning and design of the valorisation project for this case study, The Fortress of Sagres.

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Author: ANA ALMEIDA NUNES

Article Source: http://www.wseas.us

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Keywords: Heritage, Fortress, Sagres, Landscape reclamation, Conservation, Portugal

 

 

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ANA ALMEIDA NUNES
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