Project Description

Projeto Viver Building

Technical Data

Location: São Paulo, SP – Brasil

Type of Construction: Institutional

Site area: 1500m²

Building area: 400m²

Project Beginning: 2003

Construction completion: 2005


Authors: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz

Contributors: Marília Caetano, Cecília Reichstul

Photographer: Marcelo Scandaroli

Constructor: TS Inova Engenharia

Foundation and Structural Engineering: Interplanus Engenharia S/C Ltda

Electrical and Plumbing Installation: Interplanus Engenharia S/C Ltda

Landscape Designer: Raul Pereira

Simple, raw, placed on the heart of a typical favela, this building provides several free services, training and leisure activities for the poors. Comissioned by a ngo, the object’s aspect should not mean a barrier for the humble user. But, more important than that, was the sense that this design could promote outdoor public spaces, which do not exist in the favela.

The design tries then to offer 4 different qualities of connected free spaces: behind the suspended building with classrooms, there’s a multipurpose sports court; under the classrooms, a covered patio; the main plaza is generous for the crowds; and the steps are a place to rest under the trees that will grow as the people recover their citizenship.


Ground Floor and Implantation

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