Urban Safari

Urban Safari


Author: Alice Babini, Letizia Giovannini, Laura Luebenoff, Pedro Cassiano Miranda

Year: 2014

Function: urban installation, didactic

Site location: Oporto, Portugal

Nationality: Italian, German, Portuguese

City and date of birth: Alice (Lugo, Italy, 1990), Letizia (1990), Laura (1988)

University / Institution: Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto

Tutors: Marco Ginoulhiac

What’s the relationship between the child and the city? They walk through it continuously, they live it while playing, but could they also learn it in a fun way?

Urban Safari is a city tour for kids that includes some of the most famous and important buildings of Oporto. It’s a tour that brings the child closer to the city, teaching him/her about the history of the place they live in. It’s also made in such a way that the child can understand the dimensions of the buildings, comparing them to the size of a real life giraffe – as if it was truly an Urban Safari!

Main buildings and sites of the tour | Urban Safari © Alice Babini | Letizia Giovannini | Laura Luebenoff | Pedro Cassiano Miranda

Main buildings and sites of the tour | Urban Safari
© Alice Babini | Letizia Giovannini | Laura Luebenoff | Pedro Cassiano Miranda

Real size giraffe | Urban Safari © Alice Babini | Letizia Giovannini | Laura Luebenoff | Pedro Cassiano Miranda

Real size giraffe | Urban Safari
© Alice Babini | Letizia Giovannini | Laura Luebenoff | Pedro Cassiano Miranda

View of Music House (Casa da Música) | Urban Safari © Alice Babini | Letizia Giovannini | Laura Luebenoff | Pedro Cassiano Miranda

View of Music House (Casa da Música) | Urban Safari
© Alice Babini | Letizia Giovannini | Laura Luebenoff | Pedro Cassiano Miranda

View of Clérigos Tower (Torre dos Clérigos) | Urban Safari © Alice Babini | Letizia Giovannini | Laura Luebenoff | Pedro Cassiano Miranda

View of Clérigos Tower (Torre dos Clérigos) | Urban Safari
© Alice Babini | Letizia Giovannini | Laura Luebenoff | Pedro Cassiano Miranda