Village Yard is a project that Warehouse has developed since February 2015 in collaboration with the Village Underground Lisboa team based in Museu da Carris in Alcântara.
The main goal of the project is to create a friendly atmosphere around Village Underground’s exterior areas.
For this purpose and following the recycling and re-using leitmotif of this creative hub, the whole creative process focuses on searching and designing items using a maximum of reused materials. Some of the materials were provided by Carris, Lisbon’s main bus and tram transport company. However, new materials had to be bought to incorporate with old ones and thereby create an attractive combination.
The project is divided into several phases with different goals, which together result in a transformation of the site by creating a terrace for the cafeteria, a playground and offering several places for leisure and rest among the containers.
The last phase focuses on the issue of boundaries. In order to mark out the exterior space and separate it from the car park and remaining Carris private area, we proposed to build an iconic object to demarcate the limits of outer space and also work as an artistic and decorative piece.
This structure is planned for the northern side to signal the separation of the areas and will conclude the set of three phases proposed to Village Underground Lisboa.