LANDSCAPE AS HERITAGE

Type: Open Competition Location: Macau, China Team: : Pedro Campos Costa, Tiago Quadros, Eduardo Pinto, Diogo Teixeira In Collaboration with: : Emanuel Diogo, Mariona Gorgorió, Alberto Rocosa

Landscape as heritage Macao heritage is in the UNESCO world heritage list since 2005 making it the 31st designated world heritage site in China. The casinos industry have been the icon of Macau and somehow were constructed without any urban relation with the existing city, even if, the images of the heritage are used as a business opportunity. He find this competition an opportunity to rethink the heritage as a whole and to emphasis the connections between the different parts of the urban fragments. Penha is probably one of the most forgotten parts of this heritage of Macao and there is no clear structure of connection, access and mobility to guides us. We thought in the configuration of the project in two distinct surfaces – ground and sky – presents the equivalent of a crosssection cut through the history of the city. With our proposal we intended to bring together tourists and the people from Macau in “a machine of integration”. More than a new esthetic, by proposing a cable car system, we wish to establish a “seamless connection” between the city, its inhabitants, tourists and its architectural heritage. The viewpoints and the vistas of the landscape from inside the cable car cabins suggest a constant state of contemplation of nature and the city. However the whole cable car system will also offer more possibilities of transportation for Macau inhabitants, always in interface with the future LTR system. By linking the A-Ma Temple and the Penha Hill, the Inner Harbour to the Outer Harbour, we wish to establish an intercultural liaison. Rather than looking toward the West for inspiration, this work is rooted in the context of Macao history and culture.