DESIGN TEAM: Topiaris with Gonçalo Salazar Sousa Arqs.
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS: João Morgado
LOCATION: Comporta, Portugal
CLIENT: Private Client
COMPLETION DATE: 2009
1st Prize in the National Landscape Architecture Awards, 2011
Nominated for the best private plots 2012, in the Internationale Beispiele zu Gartenarchitektur
Located in Herdade da Comporta, on the southwest coast of Portugal, this garden blends in an outstanding and diverse landscape mosaic. Its high ecological and cultural value, with psammophilous pioneer vegetation, and maritime and umbrella pines on Holocene dunes, is complemented by vast extensions of farmland and rice fields on the lower alluvial soils. The 3000m2 plot area and its boundaries merge with this scenario, although surrounded by several road paths.