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landscape architect

Daniel Oliveira Portfolio ‘18

profile Landscape architect with experience in a broad scope of projects including planning applications, concept and detailed stages, construction and maintenance. Since the beggining he developed a high sensitivity to graphic representation and has always been interested in how the co-relation of human and natural factors combine in the genesis of the landscape. Its design approach is based on the analysis of the problem in an integrated and sustainable way always with the purpose of creating spaces to improve the usage and well-being of the people. With experience in Spain, UK and Portugal his portfolio includes projects with internationally renowned teams such as David Chipperfield and Renzo Piano.

age 27


Porto, Portugal


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Archaeological Park of Casablanca Casablanca, Morocco

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30 Grosvenor Square

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London Southbank University

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Thomas More Square

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Malmo Visioning Study

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Al Mashtal

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Levada Linear Park

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MPA Ikea Zabrze

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Aveiro Green Infrastructure


Alto Douro Wine Region


London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Malmo, Sweden

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal

Aveiro, Portugal

Alto Douro, Portugal



Archaeological Park of Casablanca Location

Casablanca, Morocco

Project type Archaeological Park Year



Morocco and specially the city of Casablanca have a rich cultural heritage that has not been well recognized and valorized over time. As part of my master’s thesis, the main goal of this project is to recover a degraded area on the outskirts of this city and turning it into an Archaeological Park that emphasizes the cultural and historical characteristics of this particular site, Sidi Abderrahmane. Once a place of archaeological research and now a disused quarry, the strategy to regenerate the area is to engage visitors, specialists and local communities as part of the conservation process in order to valorise and promote its identity.


DANIEL OLIVEIRA landscape architect

The program of the park offers different learning circuits and it is supported by a Museum and an Interpretive Centre. The park also replicates certain characteristics of past environments and scenarios in order to emphasize the landscape diversity of Morocco.

perimeter protection area


geological interpretative area

multi-stratified green buffer

clear lawn glade

seasonal pond

watercourse path

mediterranean planting typology

perimeter protection area


The planting arrangement and strategy creates natural open glades for passive and active recreation. Visitors have the opportunity to see performances related with prehistoric activities such as hunting, painting, primitive fire or the production of prehistoric tools and weapons.

+ RIPARIAN PLANTING Vegetation associated with ephemeral water bodies such as wadis.


+ XEROPHYTIC PLANTING Tipology of vegetation associated with arid and dry conditions.

+ MEDITERRANEAN PLANTING Typical vegatation from shrubland biome of Maquis and Garrigue.



30 Grosvenor Square Location

London, United Kingdom

Project type Public Realm Year



The future relocation of the existing American Embassy from Grosvenor Square, Mayfair to Nine Elms, Battersea and the consequent ownership acquisition by Qatari Diar gave the opportunity to reconvert the main building into a new hotel with retail offer and to extend the scope of works to the adjacent streets and spaces improving the public realm in this unique location. Within the conservation area of Mayfair, the proposal takes in consideration the historical significance of this Grade II listed building together with its relation with Grosvenor Square, originally designed by William Kent and being one of the most famous city squares in the UK.




The proposed re-established connection to the west of Grosvenor Square would follow an orthogonal alignment integrating the broader network of streets and improving the pedestrian permeability and entrance to Grosvenor Square Gardens. As a Grade II listed and one of the most important Garden Squares in Mayfair the proposal seeks to emphasize the original setting of Grosvenor Square Gardens, creating greater areas for pedestrians and improving the links with the surround perpendicular streets.


Masterplan for 30 Grosvenor Square with improvements on the western side of Grosvenor Square Gardens.


The perceived geometry of Grosvenor Square Gardens is applied to the corner spaces considering the location and orientation of the current historical and listed elements and creating green spaces around them. This helps to hold their position and provides an inner place for people to dwell.

30 Grosvenor Square always had a strong historical connection with Grosvenor Square Gardens where other external monuments were erected during the post-war period. The listed elements were relocated for specific places which follows the current configuration of the square and the location of relevant existing trees were carefully analysed and retained.


The original setting/location of the Portland Stone Glacis around the perimeter of the building is marked with a stepped access line and the western side of the square is open to traffic.



London South Bank University Location

London, United Kingdom

Project type University Campus Extension Year


The intent is to create a world-class teaching and learning facility for London South Bank University, with the landscape design enhancing the proposed facilities and providing a new and welcoming public realm and open spaces for students and the wider community. The landscape and public realm will encourage collaboration and inspire learning through the new spaces and routes. A Green Spine is envisaged as the heart of the campus, providing a distinct and green focal point in which university life can take place. The new public realm will promote permeability through the site by creating a more pedestrian-oriented and welcoming environment. Thresholds into the site will be clearly legible, with clear sight lines and waymarking to encourage movement through the campus.



GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE Reviewing existing open spaces around the campus.

MOVEMENT Existing pedestrian routes and connections.


Identifying the sources of air pollution around the edges of the campus.

The intent of the project is that the individual spaces, with their different uses and character, will create a distinct landscape destination within the local area whilst also encouraging learning and a sense of collective identity.




The design of Thomas Doyle Square responds to the movement of people through the space whilst offering seating to pause and rest. The square is designed to be flexible, capable of accommodating pop-up food outlets, markets, exhibitions and outdoor cinema. The carpet of paving extends into Keyworth Street which, combined with a specimen tree, breaks up the linear nature of that space.




A square which is part of a broader public realm area integrated with Keyworth Street.

Vehicular service access to the London Road Building Basement.

PAVING Ideas for the central mat paving to University Square and Thomas Doyle Square, drawing inspiration from the geometry of the Thames Barge sails. The angle of the cut paving is intended to echo the line of the existing Thomas Doyle Street that will be absorbed into the public realm.



The doormat unifies Thomas Doyle Square with the shared surface of Keyworth Street.

Totem walls along the southern edge will create a visual buffer for London Road Building.


PROPOSED FURNITURE University Square & Thomas Doyle Square Furniture within University Square and Thomas Doyle Square will draw reference to the previous Thomas Doyle Street alignment The furniture design is inspired by the Thames barges, an element presented on LSBU crest. The barges represent an important historic link to the University and its foundation.

TOTEMS University Square & Thomas Doyle Square A linear disposition of vertical totems will help to define the edges of Thomas Doyle Square and provide a visual veil to the existing London Road Building elevation. The totems may be artworks or lighting. Similar totems will be located in University Square, visually linking the two spaces.

PROPOSED FURNITURE Rotary Yard A focal element in Rotary Yard will provide an informal breakout space inviting students to discuss ideas which will contribute for the incubator character of Clarence Centre. This platform will also bring smart technological features for students such as wifi meeting point, phone charges, pollution level measurer, etc.



Keyworth Streetwill turn into a green and welcoming linear space that forms the focal point of the campus – the Green Spine. Tree planting, green walls, planting and moveable planters will change people’s perception of the street, creating a far greener and pleasant space to walk through, meet and linger.

Design evolution of the space.


Proposed zoning of the space - with a clear wide movement corridor flanked by the footway with its seating and planting. An alternative footway, away from potential cycles and vehicles, is defined by the planter structures.

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Thomas More Square Location

London, United Kingdom

Project type Public Realm Year



Thomas More Square is located near St Katharine Docks, a space with an exclusive and very distinctive character. The vision is to create a rational and cohesive public realm offer for two squares (Arrival and North Square), reducing the perceived private and corporate character of the space and inviting more people to enjoy these inner areas. There is also scope to improve the arrival gateways enhancing the inte connection between these courtyard spaces and the outside.


DANIEL OLIVEIRA landscape architect

The symmetry layout responds to the strong architecture lines of the space. 32

This formal arrangement and the planting selection frames the main building.

Completed at the beginning of 2016, the space now offers a more integrated public realm area that clearly improves its current use. The material quality and richness along with the incorporation of more greenery enhance the identity and add a sculptural character to the site.


The redesign of the North Square responds to the main pedestrian flow and also provides a warmer palette of materials.


The raised planters of the north square offer seating areas and pedestrian permeability access between them.

Granite planters construction detail.

The planting palette varies between the four planters on the North Square. 35





Malmo Visioning Study Location

This study focused on improving and redefining a series of spaces along one of the key pedestrian routes to access the city centre of Malmรถ. Connecting a series of squares, full pedestrianised streets and canal front areas, all these proposals seek to give a proactive response to the challenges that the areas outside of the city centre are facing nowadays.

Malmo, Sweden

Project type Public Realm Study Year



A general urban analysis of the urban environment was made to prioritize public realm strategies.

This new spine to central Malmรถ comprises a variety of spaces such as squares, streets, canals and green spaces. The design proposals were focused for areas that required a more immediate intervention.

Sรถdra Fรถrstadsgatan

aspirational improvements

Central Station Malmรถ

intermediate improvements


minor improvements

major improvements



St Johannesplan Triangeln Station

Norra Vallgatan

St Johannesplan


Gustav Adolfs Torg



Triangeltorget, a key space with active frontages, which holds many public events, is decluttered and the influence of the carriageway reduced.


Triangeltorget square boundary

Activate building frontages

Unify surface treatment

Increase pedestrian area reducing carriageway

Maximise views and circulation

Redefine vehicular movement

The aspiration was also to improve the pedestrian crossings and reducing the existing width of the streets in order to facilitate the pedestrian flow through the space.

Bird’s eye view over Triangeltorget looking North East.


Play activity carpets are located in strategic points along the route. They offer not only opportunities for informal play but also spaces to seat and to increase social interaction.

Wavy multi-functional play feature with incorporated tree pits.


the standard “spine� paving

the thresholds (junctions)

the activity carpets

lighting integrated in the paving


Flexible platforms are created to provide public spaces to play and relax.

An unified water experience with pedestrianised promenade, steps with water features and floating platforms is provided along Sรถdertull.


Bird’s eye view over SÜdertull looking North West.



Al Mashtal Location

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Project type Urban Design & Public Realm Year



In a city in constant development and expansion, the masterplan for this quarter in Abu Dhabi was designed combining the existing orthogonal city grid with an important east-west link that cuts through the space and creates important focal areas along it. The fluid and naturalistic adopted layout is influenced by wadis and the role of the water on the creation of these topographical and unique forms, characteristic from dry and arid climates.




The city grid of Abu Dhabi can be interpreted on a series of modern and historical grids that define the current urban layout. This grid interface was used as a principle to establish a strategy for the proposed masterplan.



The western entrance of the “urban wadi� with feature seating elements and shade structures.

A specific and unique line of street furniture was designed for the space reflecting the fluid lines of the scheme.

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seating + tree system

The central oasis is a lower level space with kiosks, outdoor seating areas and exuberant planting. A bridge will connect both North and South sides of the central axis.



Levada Linear Park Location

Rio Tinto, Portugal

Project type Regeneration & Urban Park Year



The creation of public space and regeneration of key areas in this small city, Rio Tinto, has been in debate between the council and the local community. For consecutive years, the river Rio Tinto and its requalification was not part of the political agenda. The most important water course of the city has been intubated in some sections of its route, conducting to unpleasant scenarios and putting in risk the health and safety of the local habitants. This proposal aims to regenerate the water course and its adjacent spaces improving water quality through some sustainable and integrative natural approaches and also creating new public green spaces.


DANIEL OLIVEIRA landscape architect

The regeneration of this water course and its adjacent spaces is seen by the majority of the population as one of the most important interventions in the city, which will increase the life quality of local people and visitors and attenuate environmental issues that the city faces nowadays.

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Rio Tinto

green public area (linear park)


A series of retaining walls on natural terraces along with the root system of proposed trees will help to reduce the risk of erosion.

3d model of the Rio Tinto watershed 55





MPA Park Ikea Zabrze Location

Zabrze, Poland

As part of an associated shopping area, and in a city with a rich industrial heritage and a unique topography the project aims to complement the shopping experience by providing a strong leisure destination. A broad range of spaces are provided leading the visitors through a journey that combines modernity and history through a series of paths along a dramatic landscape.

Project type Retail Park development Year



A strong linear bridge connects the shopping mall with the central terrace. This central terrace provides a meeting place for visitors, offering panoramic views over the park and is animated with water features and planters.


The existing mound is a topographic feature that will be kept. The creation of an elliptical path around it will provide accessibility for a proposed top terrace.

The amphitheatre is strategically located taking advantage of the existing topography and sun exposure. This place will accommodate major events and can be turned into an ice rink on the winter.



Aveiro Green Infrastructure Location

Given its urban-rural transitional character, with the presence of many expectant and agricultural areas, Aveiro has the potential to create a more integrated Green Infrastructure which will better serve and improve the life of local people.

Aveiro, Portugal

Project type Green Infrastructure Year

Aveiro is a city that suffers from a dispersed and non-cohesive urban growth, which has been contributing significantly to the current unba anced distribution of public spaces and the lack of connection between them.

This proposal aims to study this potential by applying methodologies and interventions in key spaces that can requalificate the existing urban environment.


Baixa de Sto Antรณnio Garden

Sports Complex of Beira-Mar University of Aveiro


Infante D. Pedro Park

Fonte Nova Garden



Cidade dos Vazios (urban expansion)


Aveiro City Park (proposed new agricultural park)

A proposed new park near the main arterial highway of the city will create places for active recreation and act as part of a green belt for the city core.

Visual mitigation of major road with proposed street trees.

Typical road section which provides a visual green buffer on one side and visual permeability on the opposite side.


Field margin strips follows a multi-stratified edge that creates a natural buffer for the agricultural crops within the agricultural park. These species are specifically selected to attenuate pest attacks.





Alto Douro Wine Region Location

Alto Douro, Portugal

Project type Cultural Landscape Year


The landscape of the “Alto Douro Wine Region� is a classified area, famous for its viticulture tradition and considered, since 2001, World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With a unique topography Alto Douro is the oldest regulated and demarcated wine region in the world and is an important historical landscape that clearly reflects the way it has been shaped by man-made interventions over time. However, many of these changes had some less positive impacts on the landscape and ecological character of the region. By interpreting the influence of some planning policies adopted in the past, this proposal shows new alternative models of managing and maintain this distinctive territory, protecting its special character within an integrative perspective.


Using GIS (Geographic Information System), a series of natural and anthropic factors were analyzed, combined and manipulated in order to give us a better understanding of the actual conditions.

land use map of the existing valley

The strategy behind the existing planting disposition of the vines is a historical mark of the influence of some past events on the region such as the pest attack of Phylloxera sp. in the mid 18th century.


Post-phylloxera terraces

Pre-phylloxera terraces

Continuous disposal vines

A planting scheme was defined in order to provide a natural low maintenance strategy for the valley contributing to protect endemic species and to reduce the visual impact of inconsistent areas.

A visual assessment was made on site analyzing the visual strength of ridges and secondary valleys of this particular landscape. 67

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Daniel Oliveira Portfolio 2018

Profile for Daniel Oliveira

Daniel Oliveira - Landscape Architect - Portfolio 2018  

Compilation of landscape architecture works.

Daniel Oliveira - Landscape Architect - Portfolio 2018  

Compilation of landscape architecture works.