Segundo Torrão: Rethinking Social Housing
This floating custom-build social housing project in the district of Almada, Portugal, embraces the inevitable change in our global environment. With a particular focus on the phase one vision and strategy, this collaborative state intervention provides all the necessary infrastructure to facilitate a custom-build community.
The resettlement program for the informal residents of Segundo Torrao, mitigates and adapts to existing and future flood risks, whilst smart jetties and modular floating energy generators enable a self-sustaining zero-carbon community. Rising sea levels provides future opportunity for further development, eventually resulting in an independent and self-sustaining floating city.
Adaptable and extendable ‘lot’ and ‘plot’ based developments allow and encourage organic development. All prefabricated and modular building components have been designed at a manageable size and format for residents to later construct themselves, with dedicated soft spots to simplify the extension process.
As a key part of the thesis, the Combined Thesis Report outlines the intentions and research of the project.