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daniel oliveira |

portfolio ‘13

landscape architect selected works

About me... As a passionate about design of green spaces, my interests pass through the interpretation of how natural and antropic factors combine to create landscapes at different scales, and how I, as a landscape architect, should act always in a sustainable and integrated perspective, combining scientific and artistic knowledge. I also crave to increase the population sensitivity for environmental concerns, and the importance of the landscape architecture’s profession nowadays. The commitment and persistence to achieve the best results are marks that define my work: the art of designing with nature to build and manage the exterior space in the best way.

Jordi Bellmunt, Barcelona “...I can confidently say that Daniel Oliveira is a dedicated person, extremely professional and responsible. He proved his ability and interest in landscape projects, its processes and transversal competences. I highly recommend him for any professional or academic experience in the field of Landscape Architecture.�



‘08 - ‘11


18th November 1990

‘11 - ‘13

MASTER IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Porto - Portugal (2 years) - Final thesis project - 19 values (0-20)


‘13 - ‘13


Rua de Louredo, nº815, S. M. do Coronado - Trofa

ACTING AREAS private space projects public space projects spatial planning

PARTICIPATIONS AND AWARDS cultural / historical landscapes urban design maintenance and management

LANGUAGES Portuguese English Spanish

software skills Autocad 2D Autocad Civil 3D Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Google Sketchup ArcgGIS Maxwell Render Microsoft Office

[native] [upper intermediate] [intermediate]


Participation in 8th Edition of “Prémio Jornal Arquitectura / Vibeiras Jovem Arquitecto Paisagista” Project: “Xerophytic Garden of Boavista”


Public presentation and exposition of an academic project: “Levada Park” i n collaboration with an activist group: “Movement in Defense of Rio Tinto”


Participation and Finalist in 10th Edition of “Prémio Jornal Arquitectura / Vibeiras Jovem Arquitecto Paisagista” Project: “Levada Park”


Participation and 1st place at competition for: “Parc de la Pré-Histoire de Casablanca, Morocco.” at Bellmunt Arquitectes, Barcelona Project: “Parc de la Pré-Histoire de Casablanca”

table of contents

de la 01 Levada’s Park 02 Parc Pré-Histoire // urban park

de Casablanca // archaeological park

Green 03 Aveiro’s Structure // masterplanning

Empty 04 Aveiro’s City // urban design

Zoo de Barcelona Radicepura 05 Bendinat 06 07 Residential Park // urban park

// residential private park

// botanical garden

Tinto & Torto Douro river and 08 Rio 09 tourism promotion its vineyards // spatial planning

// recovery strategies

10 “GAMP” Green Corridor // green corridor

11 Lourinha Park

// eco-productive park

12 Cadouços Garden 13 Quires Park // urban square

// urban park

14 Free hand-drawing

01 Levada’s park There is a need for intervention at the public space in the city of Rio Tinto and for consecutive years the river’s character (that gave the city’s name) was forgotten. This water course has been intubated in some sections of its route, conducting to unpleasant scenarios and putting into question the public’s health and the safety of the local population. The presence of water makes landscape, and attracts numerous advantages. The main goal of this project is returning the river to the population.

_location: Rio Tinto, Gondomar, Portugal _year: 2012 _course: Project - Impact and Recovery on Landscapes

this watercourse crosses different types of landscapes such as rural, industrial, habitational and educational areas.

electrical infrastructure covered by vine vegetation

detension basin detail

trunk deflector

trespassable weir

sustainable terraces

panoramical coffe with an angular pathway that makes the connection with the park

sustainable terraces to reduce the risk of erosion

proposal rural area

linear pathway and a grassed area nearby the river

02 parc de la prĂŠ-histoire de casablanca archaeological park

This project presents the principles and the intervention strategies of landscape architecture in places with archaeological value, taking as practical case, the importance of archaeological parks as spaces of evaluative instruments of this nature, able to portray certain characteristics of past environments and scenarios. The main goal of this work is to demonstrate that the archaeological and historical component of a site is worthy of attention and consideration by population. That should be analyzed and worked to contribute for success and development of a particular region taking into account the preservation and valorization of its identity character.

// vegetation typologies mediterranean


xerophytic the pathway crosses different didactic areas where people can participate in a lot of activities

// line of thought valorization





archaeological park

_location: Casablanca, Morocco _year: 2013 _course: Thesis Project

“Cap Chatelier�

stratified border

seasonal pond (wadi recreation)

garrigue (mediterranean vegetation)

bird’s eye of the archaeological park

seasonal pond detail

picnic area

amphitheater (recreation space of fishing and hunting activities)

park’s open area, near to “Cap Chatelier”


03 AVEIRO’S GREEN STRUCTURE masterplanning

From the previous study and analysis of the city of Aveiro, is intended to make an urban renewal area that will surround the future urban park of this city. Given its urban-rural transitional character, with the presence of a lot of expectant and agricultural areas, this proposal aims to respect the landscape character by applying methodologies and techniques that are presented as solutions to urban requalification.

productive area, agricultural fields



clearing area for active recreation

_location: Aveiro, Portugal _year: 2012 _course: Urban Qualification _group proposal

Pathway that crosses the north slope

Type of road section that provides visual permeability

Afforest of the national road






paved entrance area


urban design


Aveiro is a city that suffers from a dispersed urban development, not cohesive, contributing significantly to the unbalanced distribution of public use spaces and a lack of connection between them. The objective is to create a proposal for urban design that mitigates the negative impact of road barriers, contributing to improve environmental quality of the town. The concept is to create an urban area where the spatial distribution of the various functions (trade, services, businesses, residences and green areas) coexist in the perspective of accessibility and proximity to population in several nuclei. Are proposed roads and bike lanes able to connect these nuclei.

_location: Aveiro, Portugal _year: 2012 _course: Landscape Management

single-family houses

enterprise buildings

green structure

multi-family apartments

services and public equipments

bike lanes








trading footpath parking place bike lane

main avenue section detail of an application of legislative restrictions




green road separation

parking place bike lane

The connectivity of the green structure is guaranteed by the role of the tree in the urban space and the presence of green road seperators.

05 bendinat residential park residential private park

This proposal, a residential garden for a private complex in Bendinat, Mallorca, arises in order to provide different areas and activities for various concentration levels of users. Examples are the spaces of rest, supported by a pool and shaded areas, or recreational areas that promotes active leisure and sport. Sustainability was also a key element for the space design through the construction of “Roof Gardens�. The choice of materials and construction techniques contribute to maximize the terrain’s permeabilization and the low maintenance too.

proposal vegetation


location _location: Bendinat, Mallorca, Spain _year: 2013 _course: internship Bellmunt Arquitectes

typologies of space

pool and its support area

Roof-garden section

rest area in “mares” pavement

Roof-garden typologie to apply on buildings’ terraces

06 zoo de barcelona redesign

This redesign proposal arises with the need of changing the lions, giraffes and elephants’ spaces of Barcelona’s Zoo. The goal passes through the recreation of a type of landscape from the African center: the Sahel’s savannah. With the introduction of multi-species idea, visitors will have opportunity to feel integrated within a naturalized space that respects the physical habitat characteristics of these African animals. Safeguarding the minimal artificiality intervention in this space, is conveying the idea that Man will feel inside the animal space and not the inverse.

_location: Barcelona, Spain _year: 2013 _course: internship Bellmunt Arquitectes

physical model

giraffes’ space lions’ space


botanical garden

In an area closely related to its surroundings, this project focuses mainly on the image of the garden as a symbol of culture of the place. Considered an ecological infrastructure, dynamic and fertile, this project is designed to: be productive; improve the place’s dynamic; valorize the vulgar and recycle the existing; minimize intervention and maximize return; contribute to self-healing nature of the site and enhance the landscape as a living and non-static element.

_location: Giarre, Sicily, Italy _year: 2013 _course: internship Bellmunt Arquitectes

construction phases

08 rio tinto & torto’s tourism promotion spatial planning

The strategy involves the exploration of the Enotourism concept taking advantage not only of the theme wine, that is immediately associated with this region, but also a set of services and activities. These aspects will enhance the attractiveness and the recreation of local population providing sustainability, ecological and landscape integrity as well as the development of the economic region. The different points of interest are connected by thematic routes and a variety of different pathways.

_location: Rio Tinto, Gondomar, Portugal _year: 2012 _course: Spatial Planning 2 _group proposal

Main route

2 thematic pathways: * food + wine * bred

2 thematic footpaths: * productive farms * mills

bred thematic pathway

1st class accomodation in a palace near to the Douro’s river - “Pousada do Porto� diagram about tourist transportation, accomodation and activities

farmhouse accomodation and its wine fields

Enotourism territory + wine culture + tourism with

authenticity sustainability competetiviness

09 DOURO RIVER AND ITS VINEYARDS recovery strategies

The territory of the “Upper Douro Wine Region” is a classified area, integrated in the Douro’s Valley, which is already considered as World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2001. It is the oldest regulated and demarcated wine region in the world and is an important historical document that depicts the changes in the landscape. Many of these changes, have a strong landscape and ecological negative impacts that are still verified. The objective of this proposal involves the interpretation of the influence of some adopted policies and propose new models of management and landscape design in an integrated perspective. For this, it is explored the concept of visual strength in reading the valleys and ridges of the landscape of the Douro’s river.

_location: “Upper Douro” region, Portugal _year: 2012 _course: Landscape politics _group proposal

“Baixo Corgo” sub-region

the three sub-regions

the study area crosses several locations...

panoramic view of the Upper Douro’s valleys

“Cima Corgo” sub-region

Study area limits

...and different soil’s occupation

Pre-phylloxera terraces


Post-phylloxera terraces

Pre-phylloxera terraces

Post-phylloxera terraces

High disposal vines visual forces analysis

an example of 2 different planting techniques

VISUAL FORCES: this concept is based on the premise that when we look at a

landscape, our eyes follow the valleys (green) in an upward and the ridge lines (red) in a downward direction

proposal vegetal coating

10 “GAMP” GREEN CORRIDOR green corridor

The GAMP (abbreviation of Large Metropolitan Area of Porto), is a territory composed by an unconsolidated urban mesh and urban green structure. The aim of this work is to connect the urban city of Porto, including the Rio Tinto’s watershed, as a structuring element of an ecological corridor. This proposal wants to enhance the quality of life of the local population through the design of a corridor that aims to solve the weaknesses and biological discontinuities existed in this space. At the same time, this will increase the quality of this landscape.








riparian gallery

roads and adjacent areas

_location: Gondomar and Porto, Portugal _year: 2011 _course: Plant Material Application _group proposal


mixed hardwood

riparian vegetation next to agricultural fields

agricultural hedges

pine forest

eucalpytus forest

mixed forest (old pine forest)

services and public equipments

patrimonial values

mobility diagram

connections in the city’s center

The proposal connection between green/permeable areas and the main link corridors

section’s reformulation of the Mouzinho da Silveira Street

11 Lourinha park

eco-productive park

Lourinha park is a public space that arises in a rural area with tradition but at the same time in a zone that has been influenced by the modernization and human pressure, the city of Rio Tinto. The concept is to make Lourinha a space that can combine pleasure with productivity and biodiversity and where user intervention is the proper management of the space.

masterplan physical model of the proposal transversal section of the park

_location: Rio Tinto, Gondomar, Portugal _year: 2011 _course: Public Space Design

wood production area

fruit production area

metro line

water course

agricultural fields

Objectives: * Satisfy the food needs of the users; * Foster a cooperative spirit of work; * Provide the user leisure and direct contact with nature; * Instill a learning spirit of the good agricultural practices.

As a multifunctional park, this area focuses on the next themes:


Multi stratified edge that acts like a curtain of vegetation

RECREATION panoramic view of the park from the metro line

agricultural hedge

agricultural fields

Multi stratified edge

12 cadouรงous garden urban square

Located in Foz do Douro, Porto, this garden is an enclosed space, inserted into a densified network, supported by various services and points of interest in its space and surroundings. This proposed project intervention is based on the objective of turning Cadouรงos into an interective space that provides collective satisfation for all users in a perspective of breadth and contemplation of the sea.

_location: Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal _year: 2011 _course: Outdoor Space Design 2


biomorphic stratification provides visual axes for the sea

CIRCULATION DIAGRAM primary support area secondary support area car flow pedestrian flow

dry meadow and salt tolerant vegetation

longitudinal section shadow area with floral vegetation

13 quires park urban park

Located in Vilha Nova da Telha, Maia, this is an area with good access and it is inserted in a densely habitated zone. The principal concept of this project is to extend the surrounding tyopologies into the interior of the park transmitting the idea of continuity.

_location: Vila Nova da Telha, Maia, Portugal _year: 2011 _course: Outdoor Space Design 2 _group of 2 proposal

pedestrian circulation rest area

bike lane car traffic an iluminated support area with good visual axes

visual axes tree layer

Quires Park is a space in which it is presented a landscape and formal continuity with the surrounding.

a space with tree’s rhythmicity near to the buildings

a shadowed area with a children’s playground

free hand-drawing “There is no better way to stimulate the imagination than by learning to draw what one sees and imparting spatial ideas by hand.� by Edward Hutchison

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Daniel Oliveira - Landscape Architect (selected works)  

Sample of works from my Bachelor and Master degree in Landscape Architecture (2013)

Daniel Oliveira - Landscape Architect (selected works)  

Sample of works from my Bachelor and Master degree in Landscape Architecture (2013)