Bairro das Campinas is a popular neighbourhood located in the northern part of the city of Porto (Portugal), built in 1965.
The place chosen for our action (between four flat blocks of the neighbourhood) is used by residents mainly during the São João celebrations. It is a place that has "paths drawn" by the inhabitants, time marks that were the starting point for the programme’s definition and the implantation of three equipments, designed mainly for the children and to help festivities on the street.
For two weeks, a team of 23 young people, architects and architecture students, from all over the world (South Korea, Australia, Spain, Italy, Lebanon, Brazil, England and Portugal) worked with Roberto Cremascoli (COR Arquitectos), Nicolò Galeazzi (STUDIO associates) and Ivo Poças Martins. With the help of the residents, we have designed and built (self-construction) a playground that follows a playful and abstract composition, featuring 3 moments and 3 primary shapes, painted in yellow, blue and red.
O Bicho Amarelo is a yellow "line”, 27 meters long, surrounding the trees of the Campinas' park. It consists of 3 alternated levels (bench, deck chair and table), playing with three different heights.
O Teatrinho Azul is a small square shaped "bandstand" for festivities.
O Fogo Vermelho is a circular game placed around the São João’s fire area, where every year, traditionally, the local population celebrates the Saint with a bonfire.
This project was promoted by CASA DA ARQUITECTURA for the programme #pleaseshare, curated by Roberto Cremascoli.
Bicho, Teatrinho & Fogo are the new children "toys" in the Campinas neighbourhood of Porto.