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c u r r i c u l u m | susana barreto 1986. Susana Isabel Espadinha Barreto was born on the 21st of May 1986 in Portalegre, Portugal. 2004. Started her bachelor in Architecture at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade 5�DOJDB de Lisboa (FA-UTL) 2008. Participated in the VI Architecture International Seminar organized by FA-UTL: Å"326*5&$563" E COSMOLOGIA: Do Retorno da %J•TQPSB ”T Arquitecturas em &RVJM¥CSJPÆ Research in Architecture, Urban Planning and Design. Architecture and Urban Planning Workshop Project: Å-JTCPB B$JEBEFFP3JPÆ 2009. Graduated in Architecture at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade 5�DOJDB de Lisboa (FA-UTL) 2010. Admission to Ordem dos Arquitectos as Extraordinary Member. 2010. Participation in the 1st International Conference on Architecture and Fiction: ONCE UPON A 1-"$&)"6/5&%)064&4*."(*/"3:1-"$&4Æ 2010. $PMMBCPSBUFEXJUI"326*&41"0 "SRVJUFDUVSBF1MBOFBNFOUP MEBBT5SBJOFF"SDIJUFDU 2011. Admission to Ordem dos Arquitectos as Efective Member. 2011. Collaboration with "326*&41"0 Arquitectura e Planeamento, lda. as Freelance Junior Architect. p o r t f o l i o | susana barreto

p o r t f o l i o | academic projects

Bachelor in Architecture at FA-UTL - from 6th of October 2004 to 10th of September 2009

The academic projects presented here were done during the last year's bachelor. They were realized with the help and supervision of Rui Barreiros Duarte (fifth year head teacher) and Nuno Mateus (guest tutor and founder of ARX Portugal), both architects. Through this work we tried to study new urban ideas/paradigms, starting a new reflection about the problems of contemporary and future cities. We adopted a work methodology mainly focused on structural and constructive issues, matter and light, as basic concepts of the whole program.

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Lisbon, Portugal 2009

Credits | FA -UTL - Architecture Graduation . Final Project . Authorship:

Architecture Student: Susana Barreto . Coordinators Teachers: Arq. Nuno Mateus, Arq. Barreiros Duarte p o r t f o l i o | susana barreto

Lisbon, Portugal 2009 Site | Land of transition between Campolide and Sete Rios, the west limited by the Forest Park of Monsanto and the east limited by the Reitoria da Universidade Nova. This is an area with many roads and rail structures conflicts: the crossing of Campolide road, railway lines Rossio-Sintra and "MD–OUBSB9BCSFHBT and more recently important roads in the city such as the Eixo Norte-Sul road and the Circular de Benfica. The site topography presents high variations slopes: it is very sharp near Monsanto and close to the Reitoria; and it is smoother along the Eixo Norte-Sul Road, creating a valley, which is south topped by the singular "RVFEVUPEBTyHVBT-JWSFT Program | This work is an approach to the Lisbon Green Corridor concept, as it was idealized by architect Ribeiro Telles. This Lisbon Green Corridor was thought up as a continuous structure based on ecological and cultural principles. The main aim of this project was the conception of a single and continuous route that would link different areas in the city: the 1SB›B do $PN�SDJP Square to Eduardo VII Park, Campolide to the Forest Park of Monsanto and finally, the waterfront. Nowadays, the Forest Park of Monsanto is not used by the population as it would be expected as a result of its hard connection to the city for pedestrians and bicycles.

The conception of this green corridor (ecological and cultural) as architect Ribeiro Telles idealized it, still is a very relevant and desired project for Lisbon. This project will largely solve current traffic problems, but moreover, will allow the penetration of Monsanto to the city centre with the benefits resulting from that approach. 8 |9

. site: orthophotomap . the Lisboa Green Corridor idealized by Ribeiro Telles architect .

. site photographs: pre-existing, views from boundaries, the Eixo Norte-Sul Road views, natural elements, visual relations with the city .

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Methodology | A work methodology was adopted which mostly focused on the production models on various scales, in order to exploit the potential of different urban typologies, trying to study new urban ideas and paradigms, as key-concepts in the approach to the program. It was an intensive exercise of production models, but more important, this was an exercise of reflection about all the issues, needs and possibilities of the current contemporary city as well as the future city.











. urban typologies on study .

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s t r u c t u r e

mega ~ combining form used to add the meaning "extremely big" or "a large amount" to nouns . structure ~ noun: WAY [C,U] the way that parts of something are arranged or put together; cell structure; grammatical structure; BUILDING [C] a building or something that has been built; structure ~ verb: to arrange something in an organized way. by Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

. referencies: Toquio Bay, Toquio; La ville spatiale, Yona Friedman .

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. The Green Corridor City a more useful, fair and also beautiful city... The beautiful city | The purposes of architecture and urban planning don't run on pragmatism. They feed themselves on the symbolic, on concepts and images of our imaginary. This gives architecture an ambiguity that makes it significant in symbolic and cultural dimensions. The nuclear urban concept for this city is the mega structures theme. Based on a net idea that defines public spaces, articulated by platforms - arteries, that travel (flow) and create public space, linking several uses and configuring spaces and shapes that work on different scales, not only the ÅQVCMJDÆ scale, but also the human scale, never forgetting the scale of the details - MICRO, on a MEGA space. This space awakes the tactile sense; it is diverse and stimulates the interaction with the ambience. In this mega structure city there is a relation between the idea of an inhabitable space and the idea of a landscape, creating boundaries and light openings for a virtually infinitive space, through a symbolic geometry of space. The green corridor appears as a continuous structure, which allows the creation of paths, connecting public space, but also connecting relevant topography points on the neighbourhood. The green corridor is embraced by the mega structure and it is also a part of it. It is the floor and green structure in Monsanto and expands itself, covering the adjacent building and becoming, once again into the floor and the green structure, in a fluid and articulated continuous game between empty and full shapes. Useful and Fair City | The more diverse and complex the city is (considering what it has to offer), the more stimulating, pleasant and safe is the experience we have in it. It embraces everyone and as a result of that it is more useful. This site is an area of articulation between neighbourhoods with a very heterogeneous pre-existing urban structure. From one side there is +PT� Malhoa Avenue, with a tendentiously tertiary use. From the other side, there is the Serafina neighbourhood defined by its residential use. The purpose of the project is trying to stop this space segregation tendency caused by the different utilizations of different spaces and to increase this area's attraction. This can be done by enhancing new and different kinds of uses and through a larger buildings density. In a mega structure context and seeking for better city safety, the solution proposes an urban experience that can be diverse, heterogeneous, poly-nuclear, not breaking down the different schedules of the city utilizations and increasing the sense of security.

In the conception of this mega structure city as a more useful, fair and also beautiful city lays an idea of a sustainable city - a high priority idea every time we talk about the contemporary - associated with a sense of consciousness about our actions. Nowadays, we have to take serious environmental problems into consideration. I believe that this can be done primarily by giving back the city its endogenous resources and exploiting its potential. In this particular case, this can be done, bringing the buried riversides back to the surface and building a green corridor in the heart of the mega structure city. This green corridor will be a wide green urban park with leisure and aesthetic functions, but also with a fundamental ecological purpose, contributing to a better balance between the city's ecosystems, bringing Monsanto closer to the city of Lisbon, giving to the city the suburbs and 'rural areas' quality of life. 12 | 13

the public space A mega structure as a concept of articulation, continuity and fluidity; as an element of spatial definition; as a conducting wire that lists all the different spaces and altitudes and that occupies the urban void and penetrates the Monsanto Forest and the city.

it constructiveness and matter There is a reinforced concrete slab/platform which travels for all the public space, configuring spaces and shapes that work in different scales: not only the human scale of this public space, but also creating some detailed appointments, never forgetting the detail scale of this MEGA space. Other materials cover this structural material occasionally: wood and petrous elements such as portuguese cobblestone and land, looking for its more tectonic sense. These platforms go up and down, creating ground and ceiling, and spaces and shapes worked in positive/negative, full/emptiness games, traversing all altitudes; defining various appropriations and ways of using the space: with benches, planters, street art spaces, bike paths, light tears - public spaces for landscape contemplation. The mega structure city as an ecological and cultural green corridor: a large urban park with a big variety of equipment and services as well as with a vital ecological role that looks for the greater balance of ecosystems in the city; like a green lung rich with vegetable matter and water, by bringing the buried riversides back to surface. 16 | 17

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Centre for Contemporary Culture Lisbon, Portugal 2009


| FA -UTL - Archi tecture Graduation . F in a l Pr o je ct . Auth ors hip : A rchite cture . S tud en t: S us a n a Ba rr et o . Co ord in ato rs T ea che rs: Ar q. Nu n o M at e us , A rq . Ba rre i ro s Du a rte p o r t f o l i o | susana barreto

Centre for Contemporary Culture Lisbon, Portugal 2009

Site | The Centre for Contemporary Culture was conceived in the context of a Mega structure city. This city was developed in the first semester of the school year 2008/2009, and it was characterized by a dense construction in which the several functions were connected in an idea of network, and the green corridor - emptiness/negative of that dense city, appears as an urban park, an enormous green lung for the city. Implantation | The building was conceived as a platform that unites Monsanto to the city. In this conception there is always the conscience about the place's reality, its limits and its neighbourhood, and for that reason several perspectives that embrace all those valences were created. From the platform level, there is a strong relationship and a wide visual spectrum with the closest and distant environment: on one hand, with the south city, the historical city, the Aqueduct, the valley; on other hand, we can see the city that expands to the north, above the Eixo Norte-Sul Road; and we can see also the fundamental relationship with Monsanto, with the green, and the riverside. 22 | 23

Intentions | On the basis of the idea for this project is the concern with a minimum intervention in the landscape, of Ă…MFUUJOH the green corridor run beneath the building". This intention, which was one of the basic premises from the beginning of the project, influenced many of the following decisions made about the programmatic organization, namely the reason to arrange the whole program below or above the surface, with the purpose of freeing the ground floor that was meant to be only a reception and contemplation area, in which one can totally enjoy the natural environment. Before exposing the program organization on the several floors, it is important to explain the structural principle that was in its base, which is intimately linked to the great intentions of Matter and Light.

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Matter and Light | The building is characterized as being a great concrete monolith (apparent concrete, reinforced ÅJO TJUVÆ darkened by impregnation of basal inert (one of the predominant rocks in Monsanto). There are structural and infra-structural nuclei that feed the whole building and make it possible and inhabitable, and a structure of longitudinal and traverse beams that go across the whole building. By contrast, there are also giant light voids that penetrate the building in white concrete done with a formwork by plywood plates of 2,50m x 1,25m. These light voids were created as result of a concern with existing light below this platform and making it a more healthier / more salubrious space. Nuclei light voids balanced with the structural nucleus that flow through the different floors.

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Program organization | The ground floor works as a reception area and is defined by a wide atrium, foyer and cafeteria, with access to the superior and inferior floors. Floor -1 contains a substantial part of the museum program: the great auditorium, the multipurpose room, the documentation centre, educational service, workshops area, all technical support services and the reservation area. Two things must be said about this floor: on one hand, following the conception logic of the creation of great lights wells, the light entrance is assured through rips in the cover, in punctual spaces that will be treated and controlled with great care. These are the cases of the multipurpose room, the documentation centre, educational space, workshops room, the work place of reservations, and the auditorium. These light openings (in the roof) are equipped with a blackout system and spots of artificial light that are regulated according to the needs and with the natural light. Another peculiarity of this floor is the multipurpose room. This multipurpose room doesn't have fixed limits. Its walls are moveable and it can work as a totally closed space, like a closed box, or could create a great auditorium's big foyer or a wide exhibition space (in this case, the panels are stored in a technical wall, also used for distribution of AVAC conducts).

Above the level 81.00, the building becomes as a monolith block of concrete standing on the platform that finishes in the Monsanto hill. This block is divided in two floors: the first one for the exhibitions, and the second one to the administrative and food areas. This block/volume is the only volume above the Eixo Norte-Sul Road, and it was intentional to affirm it as a block, as something solid, that paradoxically seems to be settling on a fragile glass curtain, that involves the concrete volumes in the ground floor. This option is due to a concern with lifting the building, making an ambiguous frontier between the building and the space around it, but also with the purpose of emphasizing what's inside of it, the great foyer and the relationship between the building and the riverside and the entire ambience around it. The openings in this block follow the concern with not losing the idea of a monolithic solid block, but understanding the need for natural light and ventilation of the interior spaces, and in an enlarged perspective to take advantage of the ambience, not losing the consciousness that the building is implanted in Monsanto. The windows are not panoramic, instead they are small openings, chosen frames of the landscape, that give the idea that is necessary to observe it from several angles to understand it in its whole.

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Auditorium | Being this project a Centre for Contemporary Culture, it needs a detailed study about the relationship that the room establishes between the speaker and the audience; the relationship of the room with the spaces that envolves it. Acoustics, thermal and ventilation issues were study in detail since the beggining of it conception. It is a space that expands or strains itself through movable panels, and it has a movable audience, allowing to multipurposed utilizations: for instalations, exhibitions, lectures and several other kinds of presentations and shows.

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. auditorium: model .

. auditorium: referencies [ Armani Theater, Italy, Tadao Ando ] .

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Lisbon, Portugal 2010

Credits | ARQUIESPAO, Arquitectura e Planeamento, Lda. . Authorship:

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Lisbon, Portugal 2010 Site | An urban emptiness with a total area of 3005,46m2 localized in Santos Dumont Avenue. With strong centrality in the city, it is a site with excellent accessibility to the main road structures - the Gulbenkian Avenue, the Eixo Norte-Sul Road and i Circular Road. It is located close to Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and to important commercial areas. Furthermore, it has all the services and equipment needed for urban living in the neighbourhood. The site is located in a medium/high level residential area, offering all the conditions for the construction of this residential building. It also had good accessibility to underground stations 1SB›B do $PN�SDJP BOE44FCBTUJ—PTUBUJPOT BOEUPSBJMXBZTUBUJPOT &OUSFDBNQPT  Program | Residential building with eight floors. The first is for commerce and remaining is residential. Oriented to the south/southeast it has 58 flats with various kinds of typologies. There are T1, T2, T3 and T4 (single-room, double-room, three-room and four room) typologies (also available in duplex rooftop), all of them with great areas. There are also three floors of parking.

The proposed solution preserves the visual permeability of the central hollow improving the pedestrian relations with the neighbourhood.

Total residential area: 9 138m2 | total trade area: 694 m2 | area of deployment: 9 834m2 60 | 61

. site: orthophotomap .

Credits | ARQUIESPAO, Arquitectura e Planeamento, Lda. . Authorship: Architectural Engineer: Fernando Sequeira Mendes. Architect's Associates: Jo—o Forjaz Mendes B•rbara Cunha and Susana Barreto

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Site | Dominating the hill with a magnificent view of the Ceira river, the Costeira House and the Chapel punctuate the entrance in the 7•S[FB Grande village. The site stretches from the east to the west, and is in the hillside of the Ceira river that over thousands of years sedimented the floodplains of good agricultural lands and gave the place its name. Scope of Intervention | The scope of intervention is the typological restitution of the Chapel and the Costeira House, by identifying the primitive muraria structure and all the elements with value to restore. The Costeira House and the Chapel are assumed to be the structuring elements of the program. It is also important the immediate implementation of the Residence for the elderly, including the Chapel and the Costeira House recovering. The other new buildings will be deployed to the same level and are functionally linked.We look for an integration solution considering all the relations with the neighborhood buildings and the landscape, respecting the spirit of the place. Walls of rolled pebbles of polychrome quartzites, which the Ceira river water rounded for thousands of years, are the fundamental compositional principle, making the buildings integration into the landscape. The buildings of the Integrated Social Complex contain an image of identity, recovering the heritage values and proposing a formal solution for the new buildings, which reinvents the use of materials and methods used to build in the Ceira region. 64 | 65

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