该项目位于巴西贝洛奥里藏特，整个项目的设计目的就是将该市最重要的Praça da Liberdade大道与相邻的公共广场重新设计。本次设计重在挖掘周边剩余城市空间的潜在可能性，通过减少停车位，激励公众参与度，增加场所的可达性、舒适性，缓减交通压力，达到全方位激发公共空间的使用率，从而构建一个有活力的的公共场所。
The project of Praça da Liberdade stemmed from the need to reconcile the architectural design of the Cultural Circuit of Praça da Liberdade and the public areas which surrounds the square. It potentials the residual surrounding areas, increasing public use through its redesign, which reduces vehicle parking areas, incentives indeterminate media ownership and the sidewalks suited to frequent postures, accessibility and traffic.
"Space is the unequal accumulation of time." Milton Santos
The main goal of an urban project is to contribute to the establishment of an effective public domain, less attached to consumption and more focused on the understanding of the city as a public place. Rather than being understated, the urban design should almost dissolve, acquiring an invisibility that allows to emphasize its potentials as a support and should offer the people possibilities not even imagined previously. This premise allows the approach of architecture and urban design to the infrastructure, which represents certainly the most discreet works, providing “essential supports for the unpredictability of life”, as Le Corbusier said. The necessity of discretion avoids the monumental, individualistic work and gives attention to the construction of territory, the seam of the urban texture, the constitution of a public space in fact, as well as to the recognition of history and time. This sense suggests that the construction of a city can be only a collective work and an inter-generational effort. In addition, a new intervention in a consolidated environment should stand as another layer among many others and increasing the virtues of what was built before.
Considered to be the first planned city in Brazil - in the late of 19th century - Belo Horizonte was planned with a positivist layout, resulting in the road design of two grids overlapping, one of streets and other of avenues, shifted 45 degrees from each other. Although it represents nowadays a small portion of the city, with nearly 3 million people, this original territory still is the area with better urban infrastructure.
在这个城市，最具象征意义的地方就是Praça da Liberdade大道，这里曾经是市政厅的所在地。现在，Praça da Liberdade大道是一个融合了一个世纪以来巴西各个重要时期的建筑风格的文化广场：从受法国古典主义影响的景观，到折中主义的宫殿建筑，再到现代、后现代主义的建筑，以及当代建筑，他们相互包容、相互作用，共同打造了这样一个别具特色的文化圈。
In this city, the most symbolically spot, is Praça da Liberdade, where the city hall used to be located. A square which allows you to recognize much of the key moments of architecture held in Brazil for over a century: the influence of France in landscaping; the eclectic architecture of the palaces; modern, postmodern architecture; as well as contemporary interventions, turning the neoclassical buildings into cultural spaces and creating the Cultural Circuit of Praça da Liberdade.
在Praça da Liberdade大道文化圈的影响下，Praça da Liberdade大道及其周边公共空间的再设计旨在用景观设计元素契合复杂的建筑背景，提升场地的利用价值，打造一个新的文化广场。
In the context of interventions of the Cultural Circuit of Praça da Liberdade, the project of upgrading the public areas surrounding the square was designed.
-打造一个新的、和周围环境相互融合、共同发展的Praça da Liberdade大道。
The project had the following objectives:
- Compatibility with both architectural and urban designs of the public areas, considering existing equipment and infrastructure and the future ones;
- Compatibility with the road project;
- Revitalization of urban pavements and equipment in a state of degradation;
- Compatibility between the sidewalks and the standards of the Municipal Legislation of Postures and accessibility;
- Ordering the landscape, always minimizing possible noise defined by diversity and overlapping of urban facilities and signs;
- The establishment of a greater unity in the treatment of the public spaces surrounding the square and its public buildings;
- Consolidation of a updated cadastral survey of Praça da Liberdade, as well of its surroundings.