São Paulo, Brazil
This project was developed in partnership with Hiperstudio and Königsberger Vannucchi Architects, for a closed architecture competition organized by the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP). The proposal of the competition was to create a new building that would hold a group of innovatin laboratories and high-tech workshops, to be implemented in the USP campus, and which would be shared by the various faculties that are part of Poli-USP, such as the Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Naval and Production Engineering Schools.
The proposed architectural scheme reflects the shape of the site designated for the implementation of the building, whose long and narrow format pointed towards the creation of a laminar shape, 110 meters long. The program was divided between two blocks, the first being intended for educational uses (classrooms, computer and projects rooms) and the second for the workshops, so that the noise and vibrations caused in the second block would not cause impacts on the first.
The two blocks are connected by a support block that holds all vertical and horizontal circulations, as well as support services and restrooms. A large atrium separates the two sectors, which are connected by ramps that also articulate the connection between different floors. This ramp system, while allowing a smooth and continuous movement throughout the building, also provides opportunities for random encounters between students and researchers.
Location: São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Client: FDTE - Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Engenharia
Built area: 11.640 m²
Site area: 4.200 m²
Authors: Arkiz - Alexandre Hepner, João Paulo Payar, Rafael Brych | Hiperstudio - Matheus Marques, Ricardo Gonçalves | Königsberger Vannucchi - Jorge Königsberger, Gianfranco Vannucchi