SAAL cooperative Horizonte

The SAAL cooperative Horizonte was one of the first SAAL initiatives applied in antiga Curraleira. It was dedicated to the people that have lost their homes in the uncontrolled fire of 1975.

Situated in the former territory of the “Favela” of Curraleira the neighbourhood surprises through its rurality. Chicken, horses, dogs and cats live in the backyards of Horizonte. Behind corrugated metal sheets on the alternate side of the housing cooperatives lies on of the old farms of “Nelson” that holds a herd of sheeps and preserves some of the former spirit of “antiga Curraleira”. Nowadays the rural ambiance depicts a strong contrast to the modern social housing blocks, fast roads and roundabouts that draw the landscape of the USER territory.

 

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