The Treetop Walk, at Serralves Park, was considered by Architectural Record to be one of the most relevant landscape projects in the world in 2020.
Annually, the editors of the oldest architecture and design magazine in the United States select the projects that have stood out the most in these fields worldwide. The Treetop Walk in Serralves was included in the list of seven works chosen by the leading publication that valued the use of walkways as a didactic tool that aims to make the Park's biodiversity known to its visitors.
The project by Portuguese architect Carlos Castanheira includes an open-air auditorium with a capacity for 60 people, where teachers and guides can teach during guided tours to the structure. The inspiration behind the project came from the site itself, more specifically from the park's tree density, and took advantage of the irregular topography to create an illusion of depth instead of height.
Architectural Record was founded in 1891 and presents monthly articles on works and architectural interventions that mark architecture and the global landscape. The magazine is currently considered the biggest reference in the history and memory of architecture in the last 125 years.