Courtyard City

COVERPorto b1 ew, as, jbJoshua Barlow, Alice Shead, Emily Walkden

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Courtyard City’ is a response to the dense fabric of Porto. It became apparent that the inhabitants of the city have very little, or no private green space. This sacrifice of private and semi-private external space for city living is something that Courtyard city addresses. The concept of having strings of mixed use courtyards throughout the city is aimed at encouraging a larger variety of people to occupy the same place. The focus is on creating public owed spaces which can be used by the people to benefit themselves and the city. The courtyards create new focus points along revived and entirely new routes; this will stimulate regeneration and growth.