CHURCHYARD OF IGREJA DA MISERICÓRDIA AND SQUARE OF COMPLEXO PAROQUIAL
The reorganization of the space in question – the Churchyard of Igreja da Misericórdoa and Square of Complexo Paroquial- fits the new programmatic purposes of multipurpose use, in molds and configuration, more appropriate to its planimetric and volimetric relationship with the importante building complexes that surround and configure it.
The adoption of a new regulating geometric orientation aims to promote a more legible and immediately intelligible relationship with the mentioned equipments, with remarkeble affluence of public and visitors. This facilitated and ordered reading of the space reconfigured here, is even more emphatic, as a result of the slight alimetric modeling, promoting, namely by the creation of a central square, regular and leveled, the meeting place of citizens, the reception of their initiatives and group events, as well as, outsider of these occassions, the possibility of constituting itself for the place, so requested.
The qualification of the public space will be done with recourse to careful investment in urban design, combining solutions of configuration and materials appropriate to the monumental and historical framework in presence.
The requalification of this entire articulated set of public spaces is necessary due to the obvious obsolescence of the spaces and reduced capacity for qualified use, generalized degradation of sidewalks and street furniture, as well as the widespread existence of architectural barriers that prevent full accessibility and use of the spaces by citizens with limited mobility.
The opportunity to integrate in a single joint gesture, the Rua do Colégio, the Rua Albertino de Macedo and the Rua Antigo Município, parto of the Rua Cónego Manuel Monteiro, the Largo da Misericórdia (Complexo Paroquial) and the Churchyard od Igreja da Misericórdia, reinforces and enhances the urban impacto f a redevelopment strategy (with reference to the objectives of the ORU/ARU of Mangualde Downtown). Thus, public investments of urban revitalization, its social and economic dynamics are maximized and articulated, in this case in a perspective of privilegie and pedestrian Comfort, promoting traffic calming, the promotion of soft modes of locomotion and regulating the services and special vehicles directly associated with the use of the Complexo Paroquial, including funeral vehicles, the parish priest and support to citizens with disabilities or with special mobility condicitions.