Fireworks Pergola | Ponte de Lima, Portugal | Anålogo architecture & landscape

Fireworks Pergola is one of 11 garden select for the 10th edition of the international garden festival of Ponte de Lima.The theme of the tenth edition of the festival was “the celebration” and the garden fireworks pergola aims to represent the most characteristic element of all celebrations: fireworks.


Upon entering the space of the garden, the visitor will have the feeling of walking into a firework of greenery. In addition to its formal concept of reference, the project is a new interpretation of the contemporary “Pergola”; The Pergola is a place to rest in intimacy and privacy on a hot summer day amidst the shade of vegetation.


The shape of the garden represents three fireworks in which each strand is the basis for the structure on which the plant elements grow. The structure is formed by metal arches on which small glass balls are inserted to create a colourful play of light and reflection.


Thanks to these colourful elements, even during seasons when vegetation is less dense, the project will have its own character that identifies with the initial idea. The iron structures are the guiding elements for the climbing plants that grow on and around it.

The types of plants chosen for the project are Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Parthenocissus tricuspidata and Rhynchospermum jasminoides.

The floor underneath the Pergola is gravel and it defines the exact radius of the fireworks. The surface outside the path is covered with grass, creating an instantly recognizable contrast between the interior and the exterior.


The aim is perceiving the theme from inside the structure due to the light of the glass balls and through the shape of the structure. From the outside, however, the blanket of grass and climbing plants hide the artifice of the garden.


The structure is simple, but its configuration and shape will be able to convey the feeling of magnificence and celebration emblematic of the 10th anniversary of the event.



Fireworks Pergola | Ponte de Lima, Portugal | Anålogo architecture & landscape
Location: Ponte de Lima, Portugal – 10th International Garden Festival Ponte de Lima
Design Conception: Anålogo architecture & landscape (Valeria Zamboni – Landscape Architect; Massimo Peota – Architect)
Production: Município de Ponte de Lima
Sponsors: Município de Ponte de Lima

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