Lisbon

Agulha num palheiro

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 Lisbon

Agulha num palheiro

Agulha num palheiro (Needle in a haystack) is a useful interface by people who love old houses. It arose from the difficulties experienced by people looking for old residential houses in the city centre. The project compiles a specialized “showcase” of old houses and buildings offered on various real estate websites and seeks new owners and tenants to bring life back to these properties. It was designed as an explanatory and intuitive tool to support the citizens and to help rehabilitate Lisbon. The beta phase of the project was supported by the BIP/ZIP programme in 2011. Expansion of the database to include the entire centre of Lisbon with support from the “Crisis Buster” of the 2013 Architecture Triennial is presently underway.




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Trade

Scouting and mapping of empty and abandoned buildings in the city centre; training, education and advisory on revitalization process (legal and practical consultancy), intuitive knowledge tools for citizens, development of spatial reading and abstraction capabilities

We

Architects, designers, cultural activists, locals who would like to live in old houses/ old city centre

Crisis

High vacancy, lack of affordable and quality living space, missing transparency in ownership, non-transparent administration processes and permits for revitalization, squatting, high cost of revitalization

Actors

Artéria

Info

www.agulhanumpalheiro.pt