Troia is a resort peninsula located along the coast of Portugal, 45 minutes south of Lisbon. A combination of existing and proposed facilities, the site will be redeveloped with sensitivity to its rich history and compelling landscape. Mahan Rykiel teamed with developers and planners to create a master plan with four key components: a Town center, Beach Zone, Resort Hotel and an Eco-Resort which is planned for the first phase. MRA developed additional guidelines which included:
• Incorporation of existing Robert Trent Jones Golf Course
• Small overall limit of disturbance
• Building orientation
• Emphasis on sustainable energy
• Viewshed studies
The plan for Troia respects the environment within a context of responsible leisure, interpretation, and access.
Merit Award, MD/Potomac ASLA