Diana Calvet + Josep Gornés + Borja Mas

Identifying potential accesses and pedestrian routes to enhance through design and new uses.


Alba González + Leticia Quintanilla + Raquel Souto

Our propose is  to strengthen the local community relations from the threatening scenario of the mega projects going on in the entitled Porto Maravilha. We proposed a network of housing developments in the fringes of Morro da Conceição, mainly in Sacadura Cabral and Senador Pompeu streets, as well as networks of public equipments and public open spaces to activate street liveness.

Map of urban situations. potential use of lots and building stock

Connections in the ground floor

Network of new housing opportunities









Cultural networks




Justine Duval  + Claire Nadolski

Revise in-block relations, open their borders to the city, occupying the inside vacant lots and formalizing the current garbage recycle structures within the neighborhood.

New private and public interactions within the block and to the streets.

New accesses in order to centralize the proposed open/air activities


Typical street view layout: today and proposed

Patio perspective

New commercial and cultural areas within the blocks.

Amira Sahr + Erika Toledo + Frieder Knoeller

With our proposal for the revitalisation of the Morro da Conceição we are focusing our work on the connection between the morro and the port area. The area has a lot of unused potential due to its location and empty spaces. Between the main axes to this connection- Avenida Rio Branco to the east, Avenida Barao de Tefé to the west, the port to the north and Rua Sacadura Cabral to the south- we find an area defined by institutional/federal buildings, empty spaces such as parking lots and industrial storage halls. The southern area closer to the morro provides its residents infrastructure. Small businesses reside here in run down houses under monumental protection. In order to revitalise the area we suggest to:

- create points of interest at the port for ex- ample within the warehouses to make the port more appealing

- form more living space in the indus- trial areas of mixed use and social structure – densify the used and empty spaces, (the houses under monumental protection as well as the federal buildings and the empty spaces)

- conceptualise a middle axis of flux more suitable for the residents‘ needs and interests away from the main roads which are mainly used to get to work and for traffic by using a language of urban design to appeal to pedestrians

- shape public spaces for leisure and infrastructure (public green space, markets, and pedestrian areas).

The projects will be implemented in different steps, shaping different areas of urban use and to integrate into its environment. Our main point of interest in creating this new axis is to mix the different types of urban usage in order to create an equilibrate form of living. A gradation of residential usage will be recognisable from the morro to the port instead of a clear distinction as it is seen now.

Proposed activities and design by sectors.

Sector 1> Infrastructure, housing & retail

Sector 2> Pedro do Sal> leisure,  housing & retail


Sector 3> Cultural warehouse > cultural activities,  housing & retail

Sector 4> Mircro Neighborhood> housing & social infrastructure

Sector 5> Portuary warehouses> leisure,  culture & retail






Melodie Valerio + Pauline Gomes

Urban analysis

Creating a direction: streets as generators

Conceptual diagrams: “watch and being watched” relations with city scales and levels





Proposed activities



3 main zones: 1. Elderly, 2. Children, 3. Juvenile

1. Centre for the elderly

2. Plaza for Children

3. Sports zone for youngers