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Ansião - Portugal

The urban renovation of Ansião village center was an important program for the valorization of historical buildings, had as visible elements the intervention in the public space and the promotion of another ""space"" of participation and dialogue. The Urban Center of Ansião was characterized as being a district nucleus for the economic dynamic.

Upgrading spaces of collective use and elements of identity, reinforcing the role of the urban center as a service provider polarizing economic dynamics and capable of attracting and retaining residents. The Ansião village center, constituted by an historical area was considered as a determining space of opportunity for village life and for its regeneration, with all historical references that are still visible today (Padrão Seiscentista, Pelourinho, Antigo Cadeia and Paços do Concelho). In addition to the heritage features, the intervention area benefited from the proximity to the Rio Nabão, a recently intervened space that became a reference as village leisure and recreation areas.

​The stone selected to be used in all landscape elements was ONIA BEIGE limestone due to its tonality, in harmony with the existing historical elements, and by its characteristics of high resistance.

Stones Used