The Master Plan III was made for the Expo 98 and itʼs a part of Architect Vassalo Rosaʼs general master plan. Itʼs about 30 hectares out of the 300 of all area where Expo 98 was built in, currently Parque das Nações.
The Plan made by Architect Troufa Real, with the contribution of Architect Ribeiro Telles, painter Sá Nogueira and sculptor Fernando Conduto, had the art direction of architect Nuno Ladeiro. The plan consists of three distinct areas: an area along the river called Mediterranean where is the Marina and the riverside promenade madeby low buildings blocks with backyards.
The middle zone consists in a large avenue with half kilometer longer building constituted with arcades inspired in Praça do Comércio.In the highest part, near the railway line, a diagonal avenue inspired on the Cerdá plan for Barcelona was built and there were designed three cylindrical forms which claim for the memory of industrial area of oil and gas deposits.
Only Descobertas Hospital was built with this form and all the otherbuildings were made with other forms.
The master plan was made from different tendencies of Cultural Modern Movement: new ways of living the city, the human socialrights and respect for the environment.
On the other hand, the symbolic culture with classical references of Mediterraneantraditional that remember the Latin cities in the edge of the Mediterranean.
Parque das Nações, Lisboa
Troufa Real Direção: Nuno Ladeiro