The thorough analysis of territory, natural and built, allows one to identify the principles constituted at the base of a city and throughout its development.
In the case of Lisbon, these principles can be summarized in the concept of continuity, which pervades its history in various forms and at different scales. As a result of the stratification of various eras, the city has grown in correlation with its territory, which continues to support it.
The industrial complex Manutenção Militar is inserted by contrast in a highly discontinuous peripheral area, which reflects a general urban disorder and numerous flaws.
This juxtaposition offers the possibility to interpret the concepts analyzed as real design tools to redevelop at different scales ranging from the landscape to the local. Development can commence with the aim of giving new life to such a meaningful place for the city and returning it at last to its inhabitants.
Starting with an understanding of existing heritage, and with willingness to create a new Creative Hub for workers and businesses, a strategy has been developed aimed at redefining the form of this portion of the city, and to suggest the logic of future interventions.