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Maria LuĂ­sa BrandĂŁo

landscape architecture


PERSONAL STATEMENT

Maria Luísa Brandão

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I describe myself as a highly motivated and dynamic person, seeking for new project challenges that allow to shape the public spaces and the landscape in return of ecosystem balance and improvement of quality of life. As a proactive worker, I try to find appropriate solutions for each space, through a multidisciplinary perspective, promoting sustainability, aesthetic pluralism, and respecting historical identity. Enthusiastic by this ambitious profession, currently I’m seeking an opportunity to get a position as a Landscape Architect.


PERSONAL INFO

name Maria Luísa Brandão address R. Tomás Figueiredo Araújo Costa, Nº 632 3720 – 515 Oliveira de Azeméis, Aveiro, Portugal date of birth August 5, 1991

CONTACT mobile (+351) 916 725 650 e-mail mluisabrandao.ap@gmail.com

EDUCATION

nov 2015

Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

nov 2015

Master’s dissertation “Analysis and characterization of the urban public space: The case of metropolitan area of Barcelona” University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

sep 2012

Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

EXPERIENCE

jan 2016 - Present

2014

Freelance Landscape Architect PI5O - Arquitetos e Engenheiros Associados Internship b2barquitectes, Barcelona (4 months)


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QUINTA DA ARAUCÁRIA - GARDEN DOLCE VITA DOURO VALE DO CORGO URBANIZATION VILA REAL HOSPITAL CENTER PLAZA CALVÓ HOTEL FOUR SEASONS

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QUINTA DA ARAUCÁRIA GARDEN Location Vila Real, Portugal Category Academic Year 2011 Individual work Situated in a residential area of the city, the intervention was based on four aims: enhance the identity of the place, articulate the space with surrounding, improve the accessibility and circulation, and create recreational areas for all age groups. The project focuses on the privacy and comfort of the space, through the planting of vegetation barriers, reducing in this way the visual and noise impact from vehicles circulation.


WINTER

SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN

...SHRUB’S SEASONAL VARIATION


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Maria LuĂ­sa BrandĂŁo

DOLCE VITA DOURO Location Vila Real, Portugal Category Academic Year 2011 Group work Dolce Vita Douro is located in a privileged place of the city, being situated next to two noble spaces - the Corgo park and the theater. However, the dimension of the building in relation to the surrounding spaces results on visual impact from some view points from the center of town, and for those who use the space. The goal is to improve pedestrian circulation around the building, and integrate it into the surrounding landscape thereby reducing it visual impact.


At the top of the building is proposed the installation of metal structures that will support climbing vegetation. The purpose of the structures it’s to integrate the building into the surroundings.


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VALE DO CORGO URBANIZATION

Protection area

Location Vila Real, Portugal Category Academic Year 2013 Group work

The project aims the realization of an urbanization plan located in Vale do Corgo. In a first phase the biophysical analysis of the area of intervention is carried out to understand the values and functions of the territory, in order to conclude the suitable uses for each space. A development strategy is elaborated, which includes the definition of strategic objectives, the definition of the urban perimeter, the natural values to be protected, and the possible types of land use that underlie each definition of the space.

Viewpoint Sports/Playground Walking tracks Picnic area


Forest area

Agricultural area Recreational and leisure area Construction area

Orientation + Slopes + Land use + Constraints


Maria LuĂ­sa BrandĂŁo

PORTFOLIO After conclude that the most appropriate place for construction is Abambres, the design was structured through public space, roads system, and building typologies. The project aims to create: safe pedestrian and cycle paths, parking facilities, spaces of leisure and recreation, respect the values of green area required per person, and promote quality of life.


Localização Vila Real, Portugal Category Academic Year 2013 1st fase - Group work | 2nd fase - Individual work

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VILA REAL HOSPITAL CENTER

Agriculture

Protection

Construction

The intervention area is situated in Lordelo, a peri-urban parish inserted in a rural context and positioned in a fertile valley. It is also an axis of expansion of the city of Vila Real. With the premise of creating a detail plan, the methodology adopted in the first phase focused on the elaboration of a macro-scale urban planning proposal, and then on a micro-scale intervention proposal - an urban park. After analysis of different types of information, three synthesis were elaborated that evaluate the aptitude of the space for agriculture, protection and construction.

Services concentration

Roads, public transport, conflict points


Villas

Urban park

Square

Hospital area

Main circulation roads

Local green spaces Forest park

Production and agricultural area


Maria LuĂ­sa BrandĂŁo

Lordelo Park is a micro-scale intervention inserted in the detail plan of the Hospital Center of Vila Real. The design was based on a characterization of the surrounding spaces, promoting functionality, diversity, leisure and experiences. Forest playground Communitary vegetable gardens

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Aromatic garden

Sound garden Lawn

Aromatic garden Pedestrian and cycle paths


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Maria Luísa Brandão

PLAZA CALVÓ Location Barcelona, Spain Category Internship Year 2014 b2b aquitectes internship

The proposal offers to district of Sarrià - Sant Gervasi a reference space at the neighborhood, giving it social, cultural and environmental value, thus becoming preponderant in dynamics of the local population. The project provides organization and rationalization of the use of space by preserving the preexisting tree elements, by giving a new configuration of the sidewalks that are around the square, by creating different spaces and by integrating and framing the surrounding streets.


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This hotel, situated on the coast of Casablanca, is privileged given its geographical location and panoramic views. The purpose of landscape architectural design for this project is to create a pleasant outdoor space with sense of privacy and comfort for guests, wich includes different spaces, yet interconnected. We propose an immense green surface closer to rooms on the ground floor to promote its privacy, and for those rooms on the upper level, the amount of green area is maximized by planting tall plants, species who were selected carefully to resemble the natural environment as much as possible. There is a pool area near to bar, where we can access to the beach, passing by the dune area, with durable plants to wind and sea breeze.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Maria Luísa Brandão

Location Casablanca, Morocco Category Internship Year 2014 b2b aquitectes internship

JACUZZI

POOL

Section A-A’ - Access ramp, access to the beach and gr

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

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HOTEL FOUR SEASONS


Section A-A’

reen wall next to the pool

JACUZZI

POOL


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Image taken from: http://www.fourseasons.com/casablanca


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PORTFOLIO The main concept of the restaurant was inspired in the “Sea”, using an organic design, and explored it in different shapes, colour, textures and materials.


Maria Luísa Brandão

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MARIA LUÍSA BRANDÃO mluisabrandao.ap@gmail.com

Landscape Architecture Portfolio