Global, Arquitectura Paisagista. (Gap)


Global was founded in 1997 in Lisbon, Portugal by João Gomes da Silva and Inês Norton. Its subject is the investigation and development of concepts that arise from the ecological, social and economic transformations in the Global Landscape. It is composed by a group of landscape architects and architects and regularly collaborates with leading landscape architects, architects, engineers, designers and artists, constituting a strongly personalized and professionalized structure integrated in an interdisciplinary dynamic network. For its contribution in the field of landscape architecture, the firm has received many international award recognitions. In more than 20 years of experience Global has has continually been recognized acquiring a form of working strongly tied to the context.

Global works both in the private and pubblic sectors, committed to produce landscapes and urban spaces.




Global investigates, plans and develops projects within the scope of landscape architecture, including in its social subject the production of books and publications. The following stand out on a vast number of developed projects: Landscape for ‘Bairro da Malagueira’, in Évora; The Expo’98 precinct, in Lisbon; Landscape for Serralves Park, in Porto; The New Garden to Belém Palace, in Lisbon; The Camillo Tarello Park, in Brescia; Salinas Landscape Project, in Madeira; and the Ribeira das Naus Public Space in the Riverfront of the Pombaline Lower Town, in Lisbon. Amongst the most significant competitions the following are listed: in 2005, The Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education in Coimbra, with Inês Lobo, architects (1st place); in 2004, The ‘Casa da Escrita’ Garden in Coimbra, with João Mendes Ribeiro, architects (1st place); in 2003 The ‘Parc du Mas Nouglier’ in Montpellier, France (1st place); in 2000, The Camillo Tarello Park in Brescia, Italy, with Pellegrini and Inês Lobo (1st place); Masterplan for the Aguieira Park in Viseu (1st place); in 1999, The Portuguese Embassy in Berlin, with Inês Lobo (1st place); and in 1998 The New Garden to Belém Palace in Lisbon, with JLCG (1st place).
In 2015 in co-autorship with Proap/João Ferreira Nunes they completed the ambitious project of restoration of the pubblic space in Lisbon waterfront Ribeira das Naus.
The work of Global/João Gomes da Silva and Paulo David was the object of an exposition curated by Nuno Crespo at the Centro Cultural de Belém, named Paisagem como Arquitetura ended in 2015.
Global is currently working on the new Lisbon Cruise Terminal witn JLCG Arquitectos/João Luís Carrilho da Graça, the Nova SBE’s new campus in Carcavelos in Carcavelos, Portugal, and for the transformation of the 2nd Artillery Battery in the Lisbon-Setúbal region into the first Urban Battery Park in Portugal.